Homeless Prevention / Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP)

Funding for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) has all been expended.  This Program is no longer available.

Overview

The HPRP Program can provide assistance to households who are about to become homeless and quickly re-house those that are already in a homeless situation.  Funded by President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), HPRP targets those that have been suddenly affected by the recent economic downturn and will have stable housing once assistance is over.

Help Available

To prevent the loss of existing housing or quickly re-house an already homeless household, you may receive case management and housing search assistance.  In addition, financial assistance is available for rent payment, including back rent, security and utility deposits and payment of utility bills.  Finally, qualified participants will have access to legal services necessary to keep them in their homes.  The amount of financial aid you may receive and how long you may participate in HPRP is subject to Federal and County guidelines and is based on your unique situation.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must meet all of the following strict criteria:

  • Be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through threat of eviction, and;
  • Have no other housing options, and;
  • Lack financial resources as well as family or friends that can help, and;
  • Will no longer need support when leaving the program, and;
  • Have a sudden and significant loss of income, and;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and;
  • Be a resident of Delaware County, and;
  • Have an annual income at or below 50% of the Median Family Income as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The maximum annual income depends upon the number of persons in the household:
Household Size Maximum Household Income
One Person $27,250
Two Persons $31,100
Three Persons $35,000
Four Persons $38,900
Five Persons $42,000
Six Persons $45,100
Seven Persons $48,250
Eight Persons $51,350

Client Responsibilities

HPRP assistance is in the form of a grant - assistance does not have to be repaid.  Clients are expected to comply with all program requirements and may be discharged from the program for non-compliance. 

In addition, to ensure a successful housing outcome, every person that participates in HPRP program activities must attend group education workshops, as appropriate, on the topics of Money Management; Energy Conservation; Renters Education Programs; and Credit Counseling. 

For An Appointment Contact:

CAADC Colony Building
511 Welsh Rd.
Chester, PA 19013
610-874-8451
Office Hours - Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:30

CAADC Satellite Office
Upper Darby Welcome Center
7700 Walnut St. Upper Darby, Pa. 
610-734-7796. 
Office hours - Mon., Wed. and Fri. - by appointment only

Information to Bring to My Appointment

  • Proof of your housing need - court eviction notice, written notice from your landlord stating rental arrears, condemnation notice, etc.
  • Photo Identification
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of total household income
  • Current utility bills
  • Copy of your lease
  • Rental Ledger form your landlord
  • HPRP Referral - If applicable