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1 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM NC HPRP Fall 2009

2 Presenters Martha Are Office of Economic Recovery & Investment Erin Crossfield NC Housing Finance Agency

3 Topics  What HPRP is  Where HPRP is available  What type of assistance is available  Case management  $ (rent, back rent, utilities…)  How landlords can benefit  Who is eligible?  NCHousingSearch.org  Philosophy & Practice  Things landlords want to know

4 What HPRP is:  Purpose: Re-house people who are already homeless  Purpose: Prevent homelessness for people who are at risk  2 kinds of assistance: $ and services  Is one of the ARRA stimulus programs  Begins this fall, ends Summer 2012

5 Where HPRP is available

6 Where HPRP is available: State-funded Organizations

7 Where HPRP is available: HUD-funded Entitlement areas  Charlotte  Raleigh  Durham  Greensboro  Winston-Salem  Fayetteville  Wake  Asheville

8 Types of Assistance  Financial Assistance  Rent & back-rent  Utilities & back-utilities  Utility deposits  Security deposits  Moving costs  Hotel & motel vouchers  Housing Services  Housing Case Management  Credit Repair services  Legal services (not re mortgages)  Outreach & Engagement  Help with housing search

9 Benefit to landlords  Rent & back-rent  Help with housing search (new tenants)  Supportive services for tenants (people to help if there are problems)  Last-minute help with households at risk of eviction  Free marketing (NCHousingSearch.org)

10 Who is eligible  People who are already homeless OR who are at risk of becoming homeless  Must be <50% MFI  Must have no other supports that will prevent their homelessness  Not a program for everyone who is about to be evicted… just those who need the help to avoid becoming homeless! (“but for this assistance”)

11 NCHousingSearch.org  A FREE statewide affordable rental housing search tool  Tenants can search for free for:  Affordable rentals  Section 8 rentals  Special needs housing  Landlords can list their rentals for free.  No internet access? Toll-free bilingual call center:

12 Website:

13 Philosophy & Practice  Effective & Cost Effective to stabilize families in housing  Housing First  Housing-specific case management  Congress intended it for “new” homeless people, due to economic downturn  Not intended for chronically homeless

14 Landlords want to know:  Not for all your non-paying tenants – just those who will become homeless when you evict them  Rent Reasonableness  Leases  Housing Assistance Payment agreements  Written statement of back-rent owed  Housing condition must be “ok”  Re-checking for tenant’s HPRP eligibility every 3 months


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