The Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) provides emergency assistance to Coloradans at risk of experiencing homelessness. Administered by the Colorado Division of Housing, HPAP funding is annually awarded to non-profit organizations across Colorado through a competitive application process. HPAP funding stabilizes those in crisis by providing support in the form of direct financial assistance and targeted case management.
Prevention is a critical component of any community’s response to homelessness. HPAP funding helps households facing a sudden loss of income avoid the costly eviction process as well as engagement with homeless shelters and intensive housing interventions. Organizations selected to receive HPAP provide mediation between households and property owners, develop individualized housing retention strategies, make referrals to community resources, and determine the most financially efficient means of preventing an episode of homelessness
Losing a home can happen to anyone. Job loss, high housing costs, family break-ups, and illnesses are among the most common causes of homelessness. Supporting the Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) through Checkoff Colorado makes a meaningful difference in addressing homelessness and making Colorado a community where everyone has a same place to call home.