Community Touch has been awarded
a grant of $363,631 from the Virginia Department of Housing and
Community Development (DHCD) for the Homeless Prevention Rapid
Re-Housing Program (HPRP). This is a two year grant which began
October 2009 and will end September 30, 2011. The funds are to
be distributed to individuals for the following purposes:
short-medium term rental assistance, security deposits, moving
cost assistance, motel and hotel vouchers, utility deposits and
payments, credit card repair and case management. Community
Touch will support the Rappahannock-Rapidan region of Fauquier,
Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties. Thus far,
Community Touch has expended $20,000 in approximately thirty
days and Fauquier County has been the largest recipient of the
The HPRP reimbursement procedure
is as follows:
All funds expended during the
quarter will be requested by Community Touch to be reimbursed
from DHCD. During this period the organization will not have
available funds to meet the needs of its clients. Community
Touch is requesting from The Fauquier Affordable Housing
Committee an advance of $20,000 every quarter (if needed) to
continue services during the reimbursement period for the HPRP
Funds. Once the reimbursement is received from DHCD, Community
Touch will reimburse the Affordable Housing Committee.
Below are reimbursement
submission dates from DHCD and the recommended process for the
Affordable Housing Committee.
Reimbursements are submitted to
DHCD on a quarterly basis on the following dates: January 5th,
April 5th, July 5th and October 5th.
DHCD has informed Community
Touch that they will receive reimbursement within thirty days if
Once funds are received
Community Touch will reimburse the Affordable Housing Committee.
Funds will only be requested
from the Affordable Housing Committee if needed.