In Mercer County, they have competitively contracted for $370,000 of Homeless Trust Fund Dollars with contracts starting on November 1, 2013.
Conference participants focused on finding effective ways of ending homelessness at the local and regional level through the implementation of key planning, service elements and advocacy.
ICPH analysis of Mercer County’s rapid-rehousing programs found that MCBOSS “implemented a program that uses public-assistance dollars efficiently to rehouse families and save the county money.”
Since 2008, 132 individuals in the Housing First program initiated by the Alliance have moved into their own apartments, and only two have returned to homelessness.
If communities want to continue this good work that they did with HPRP and end and prevent homelessness, then TANF and Rapid Re-housing is one of the answers.