The Homelessness Prevention/Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is designed to assist individuals and families experiencing an imminent threat of eviction (prevention) or those literally homeless (re-housing). Funding is made available through three local service providers for short-term rental assistance, security deposit, utility deposit, utility payment, or legal assistance. The program requires an initial assessment of need and participation in case management. Assistance is based on the minimum amount needed to prevent the participant from becoming homeless or returning to homelessness in the near term.
Applications are made by appointment only at the following location:
For persons living in the Northwestern portion of Madison County (Alton, E. Alton, Wood River, Hartford, Cottage Hills…) application are taken at:
Madison County Urban League
408 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
For persons living in the Southwestern portion of Madison County (Granite City, Madison, Venice, Pontoon Beach) applications are taken at:
Madison County Catholic Charities
2105 State St.
Granite City, IL 62040
For persons living in the Central and Eastern portion of Madison County (Edwardsville, Collinsville, Bethalto, Highland…) applications are taken at:
Madison County Community Development
130 Hillsboro Ave
Edwardsville, IL 62025