Governor, Patt- Mcdaniel Announce More Than $25.5 Million In Homelessness Prevention And Rapid Re-Housing Program Awards


Columbus, OH – May 19, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Ted Strickland and Lisa Patt-McDaniel, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Development, today announced that Ohio’s Continuums of Care and county boards of commissioners will partner with the Department in awarding more than $24.5 million of Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds.  In addition, a total of $1 million will be awarded to five non-profit organizations for the Family Homelessness Prevention Pilot Program which provides services to prevent the loss of housing.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing funds to the Ohio Department of Development as a result of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The funds must be used to provide financial assistance and services to help prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or assist those experiencing homelessness to be re-housed and stabilized.  The Continuum of Care is a planning process supported by service providers that help communities plan for and provide a full range of services to address the various needs of the homeless, including homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.

“We are focusing our efforts to combat homelessness during these tough economic times,” said Strickland.  “The resources provided through the Recovery Act will enable us to better assist Ohio families and individuals with the help and housing they need.  We are grateful that President Obama and Ohio’s Congressional delegation recognize the importance of investing in homelessness prevention.”

Distribution of the funds is contingent upon approval of Ohio’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program plan by HUD, but is expected to begin in September.  All funds must be expended during the three-year grant period.

“The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program is designed to transform local homelessness prevention and supportive services delivery methods,” said Patt-McDaniel.  “The program is also a unique opportunity for the state to work collaboratively with Ohio’s Continuums of Care and counties to help Ohio’s neediest residents.”

Administered by the Ohio Department of Development’s Community Development Division, $24.5 million of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program funds were allocated to 49 service areas through a formula based on poverty and unemployment rates, with the areas of greatest need receiving funding. The Ohio Continuums of Care will collaborate with the county boards of commissioners to select and certify the appropriate Ohio Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program award recipients.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program funds also will be awarded to continue the Family Homelessness Prevention Pilot Program for one year.  The program identifies families most at risk for homelessness in Fayette, Pickaway, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas and Montgomery Counties.

The Ohio Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program service areas are:

OhioHPRP Single-County Service Areas


County HPRP Service Area Amount
Allen Allen County $ 129,100
Ashland Ashland County 208,200
Belmont Belmont County 348,600
Butler Butler County 258,400
Clark Clark County 144,300
Clermont Clermont County 466,900
Columbiana Columbiana County 525,800
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga County 1,689,600
Fairfield Fairfield County 288,500
Franklin Franklin County 1,039,400
Greene Greene County 448,300
Hamilton Hamilton County 809,900
Jefferson Jefferson County 408,800
Lake Lake County 145,400
Lorain Lorain County 280,000
Lucas Lucas County 722,500
Mahoning Mahoning County 304,600
Medina Medina County 344,000
Miami Miami County 266,400
Montgomery Montgomery County 648,200
Muskingum Muskingum County 494,900
Portage Portage County 544,900
Richland Richland County 563,400
Stark Stark County 340,100
Summit Summit County 488,000
Trumbull Trumbull County 242,700
Warren Warren County 347,500
Wayne Wayne County 297,700
TOTAL $12,796,100





















Ohio HPRP Multi-County Service Areas

Region  HRPR Service Area Amount
1 Ashtabula–Geauga Counties $ 728,000
2 Athens, Hocking, and Perry Counties 841,100
3 Brown-Adams Counties 424,300
4 Coshocton and Holmes Counties 323,800
5 Defiance-Fulton-Henry-Paulding and Williams Counties 581,000
6 Delaware-Morrow Counties 335,200
7 Fayette-Clinton-Highland-Pickaway-Ross Counties 994,800
8 Guernsey-Monroe-Noble Counties 434,800
9 Hancock-Hardin-Wyandot-Putnam Counties 501,400
10 Huron-Erie Counties 570,100
11 Jackson-Vinton-Gallia-Meigs Counties 687,800
12 Lawrence-Pike-Scioto Counties 1,131,000
13 Licking-Knox Counties 618,500
14 Logan-Champaign-Shelby Counties 395,900
15 Marion-Crawford Counties 481,200
16 Mercer-Auglaize-Van Wert Counties 291,900
17 Preble-Darke Counties 278,100
18 Tuscarawas-Carroll-Harrison Counties 538,700
19 Union-Madison Counties 177,400
20 Washington-Morgan Counties 355,500
21 Wood-Sandusky-Seneca-Ottawa Counties 1,055,200
TOTAL $11,745,700
















Family Homelessness Prevention Pilot Project Program Award Recipients

County  Award Recipient Amount
Fayette/Pickaway Community Action Commission of Fayette County $ 200,000
Franklin Community Shelter Board 200,000
Lucas Family Outreach Community United Services, Inc. 200,000
Hamilton  Salvation Army-Cincinnati 200,000
Montgomery YWCA of Dayton 200,000
TOTAL   $1,000,000
  GRAND TOTAL: $25,541,800   


 As a result of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HUD received $1.5 billion for eligible applicants to provide individuals and families who would be homeless with short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services including mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management. In total, the State of Ohio and its jurisdictions received more than $65 million of Homelessness Prevention funds, with HUD awarding $39.4 million directly to 21 cities and counties and $26.2 million to the State of Ohio. For a list of HUD direct allocations, visit

For more information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, visit

The Ohio Department of Development’s Community Development Division administers a variety of state- and federally funded programs that benefit Ohio individuals and families. The Community Development Division coordinates its programs to form a comprehensive strategy to build stronger, healthier communities throughout the state.Working with our partners across business, state and local governments, academia, and the non-profit sector, the Ohio Department of Development works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and targeted investments. Engaged every day in marketing, innovating, investing, and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is absolutely necessary for success by providing financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio’s future.


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