Launched in October 2009, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) offers 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 transition participants to long-term housing stability with short-term assistance that provides:

  • 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 has 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 target 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.  

How to Get Help

Households that are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness can receive a referral for an assessment in several ways.

If currently homeless

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.

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 pre-screening and appointment, if one is available. Currently, appointments are made on Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m.  Please note that 2-1-1 gets hundreds of calls a day for HPRP, and has limited appointments. It is very likely you will call multiple times and not be given an appointment.  However, 2-1-1 may be able to give you alternate referrals or resources.
  • Families receiving CalWORKs may request HPRP referrals by their social worker at the Department of Human Assistance bureau. The social worker of the day can do the same pre-screening as 2-1-1 and provide an appointment, if available. You must go to the bureau--you cannot do this over the phone. 
  • Clients with an active legal eviction (unlawful detainer) can contact Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) for eviction defense assistance. For some of their clients, they provide a referral to HPRP. LSNC can be reached at (916) 551-2150.

Program Documents

Informational Materials

HPRP Fact Sheet, October 2010
HEARTH/HMIS Conference Presentation, September 2010
“HPRP Impacts: Case Studies in Community Change” by HUD, September 2010
Key Features of Sacramento’s HPRP, May 2010
Map of Geographic Areas, August 2009
Share the Plan Presentation, July 2009
Studies on Effectiveness of Homelessness Prevention Strategies, July 2009
HPRP Request for Proposals, July 2009
HPRP Substantial Amendment, City of Sacramento, May 2009
Original City Staff Report , May 2009
2011 Action Plan with HPRP Budget Revisions, October 2010
HPRP Substantial Amendment, County of Sacramento, May 2009
Original County Staff Report , May 2009
2011 Action Plan with HPRP Budget Revisions, October 2010

Monthly Progress Reports

In order to provide more detailed information to the community more frequently than the Federal government requires, SHRA has created a series of monthly reports that track the number of clients served each month.

2009 October Client Progress

2009 November Client Progress

2009 December Client Progress

2010 January Client Progress

2010 February Client Progress

2010 March Client Progress

2010 April Client Progress

2010 May Client Progress

2010 June Client Progress

2010 July Client Progress

2010 August Client Progress

2010 September Client Progress

Federal Reporting

Reports on program status are submitted to the Federal government on a quarterly basis.  Reports submitted to date are listed below.  Summary information on all recovery fund reports received by the Federal government is available at www.recovery.gov.

HUD Quarterly Performance Reports

In addition to the general Federal reports listed above, HUD requires quarterly reports on the clients served in the program. Reports submitted to date are listed below.

2009 Third Quarter - City

2009 Third Quarter - County

2009 Fourth Quarter - City

2009 Fourth Quarter - County

2010 First Quarter - City

2010 First Quarter - County

2010 Second Quarter - City

2010 Second Quarter - County

2010 Third Quarter - City

2010 Third Quarter - County


If you think you may need HPRP services, please refer to the How to Get Help section above.

For general program information contact:
Emily Halcon, SHRA
phone: (916) 449-6231
email: ehalcon@shra.org