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Please note HPRP is no longer accepting new clients.

Launched in October 2009, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) offered housing solutions for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Sacramento County.  Three core HPRP providers—Volunteers of America, The Salvation Army, and Lutheran Social Services—rapidly transitioned participants to long-term housing stability with short-term assistance that provided:

  • Help finding new housing, making applications, and paying deposits; 
  • Help with eviction services and limited help with past due utility or rental payments to preserve current housing; 
  • Short-term help with rent, with families continuing to pay a portion; and 
  • Short-term services aimed at housing stabilization and connection to employment and other community services.

Sacramento’s HPRP aligned a total of $11 million in one-time funding and will be operational through September 2011. Funding includes HPRP and Community Development Block Grant funds from SHRA, Community Services Block Grant funds from SETA, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families-Emergency Contingency Funds from the County of Sacramento, and private donations through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

Using a common assessment tool to evaluate the risk of homelessness and barriers to housing stability, HPRP providers targeted assistance to individuals and families whose barriers to housing are high enough that they are not able to house themselves without assistance, but are low enough that they can be successful in this limited-assistance program.

Click on a link below for information on HPRP and for referral to alternative resources.
Homeless clients in shelters are assessed for eligibility at most emergency shelters and other service locations. Shelter staff can help you to get an assessment.


How To Get Help

HPRP is no longer able to accept new prevention clients.  These resources may still be able to assist you or refer you to other community resources.
If currently housed but at imminent risk of homelessness (or if you are currently homeless)

  • Call 2-1-1 Sacramento (by calling either “211” or (916) 498-1000) for information on other community resources or alternate referrals.
  • Clients with an active legal eviction (unlawful detainer) can contact Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) for eviction defense assistance. LSNC can be reached at (916) 551-2150.