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Community Development and Job Training
Homelessness Prevention Fund

 Total Federal Funding: $1.5 billion
 Estimated N.C. Funding: $22 million
 Estimated Local Funding: $1,930,217
 Administering Agency: Neighborhood & Business Services
City of Charlotte
 Overview: These funds will be used for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities.

Homeless Prevention:  Prevent individuals and families at risk of homelessness from becoming homeless.

Rapid Re-Housing:  Assist persons experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.

Specifically, the funds can be used for the following activities:
  • Short-term (up to three months) or medium term (four to 18 months) rental assistance
  • Housing relocation and stabilization services
  • Housing search, mediation of rent payments issues between landlord and tenant, outreach to property owners, credit repair, security or utility deposits, utility payments, legal services, moving cost assistance and case management.

Funds may not be used to make mortgage payments.

The intent is to serve persons who:

  • Are homeless or would be homeless without this assistance.
  • Can remain housed after this temporary assistance ends.
 Eligibility: Household income may not exceed 50% of the area median income ($32,150 for a family of four).

Non-profit housing support agencies will most likely use the funds to provide benefits to families in danger of being homeless that need rental or utility assistance or need new housing under a rapid re-housing program. Persons needing benefits will contact those agencies for assistance. Specific housing assistance agencies have not been identified at this time.
 Local Funding Availability:  ---
 Contact Information: Rebecca Pfeiffer, Neighborhood Development Specialist
704-336-2266
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention:  ---
 Project Completion Status: Application submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 14, 2009.
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates: Public hearing process has been completed.
 Links for More Information: HUD Emergency Shelter Grant Program:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/programs/index.cfm