Louisville, Kentucky's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) helping people stay in their homes and get back on their feet
- A female single mother of two entered the program in October 2009. She had just started a new job as a Benefits Worker with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. However, she was already behind in her rent and was facing eviction. Due to the HPRP assistance and her new income, she was able to pay off her past due balance, which prevented eviction. She remains on her job and is now self-sufficient.
- A female single mother of one, who was also a full time student entered the HPRP in September 2009. She had been using school loans and grant money towards her daily living expenses, which were exhausted. The HPRP assisted her family for 6 months. She was then able to graduate from her Occupational Therapy program in February 2010 and obtained employment through her therapy program. She is now on her way towards total self-sufficiency that would not have been possible without the temporary housing assistance that she received.
- A single male client graduated from the program after 3 months of HPRP assistance. He was able to find gainful employment, which resulted in his self-sufficiency. He is now driving medical supplies between cities.
- Another client who was receiving Section 8 assistance was facing eviction and homelessness. With HPRP assistance for only 2 months, she was able to obtain a Housing Choice Voucher and remain in her home because the landlord agreed to accept the voucher.
Find out more about HPRP assistance in Louisville and how to qualify: (www.louisvilleky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/A47C6646-CFDF-4A4C-946A-5BD49A526CE9/0/HPRPFAQ.pdf)