Coordinating prevention and re-housing initiatives: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs
This one-page overview suggests ways for communities to coordinate with TANF agencies to efficiently use American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will provide communities with $1.5 billion forthe Homeless Prevention Fund (HPF) that can be used for homelessness prevention, shelter diversion, and rapid re-housing. Local planners can improve the effectiveness of their local efforts by coordinating with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) agencies.
Coordination between organizations implementing HPF prevention and re-housing programs and TANF agencies has many benefits:
• Homeless prevention and short-term rental assistance (up to four months);
• Cash assistance; and
• Subsidized employment, including transitional jobs. (Authors)
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