Program/Project Name: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing – State Formula
Funding Category: Serving the Most Vulnerable
Federal Grant Name: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program County Housing Partnership (Formula Component)
Programs Supported Through Funding: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program
Why Apply for this Grant?
Attract maximum funding for low income and homeless Philadelphians. The Office of Supportive Housing advocated with other entities for this funding to be approved to prevent and shorten homelessness.
Use of Funds: Formula funds were awarded to counties based on ‘07 homeless population count, the number of working age unemployed, the number of persons on food stamps; and willingness of county to demonstrate “county housing partnership,” i.e. leverage locally controlled funds to provide support services to persons moving into new permanent housing slots. Initial amount for Philadelphia was $1,984,912. Philadelphia was actually awarded $2,091,608 ($697,203 per year over three years). OSH has contracted with the Nationalities Service Center who has partnered with the Philadelphia Refugee Housing Collaborative to serve refugee households and with the Pennsylvania Community Real Estate Corporation to administer short term rental assistance to eligible households referred for assistance through the Department of Public Welfare. The monies will be used to provide:
– Rental assistance to 365 households and security deposit and rental assistance to 70 refugee households annually.
– Administer housing stabilization services through the City’s emergency relocation account
Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:
*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.