Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Q&A: Does an applicant have to have an income to be eligible for HPRP?
HUD guidelines for HPRP do not state that a person or household must have an income or sustainable income. Lead agencies were given the opportunity to add additional risk factors or criteria in their proposals to DSS. Those without an income should not be excluded, but programs are expected to assess each case to determine if the temporary financial assistance will be sufficient to help stabilize that eligible household. These funds are not intended for those with long term needs or supports. It is for those “but for” this assistance would be homeless.