Prevention

The Ventura county Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP) and the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) make funds available to local residents who are currently homeless or facing homelessness from rental housing within 21 days. Assistance may include: rental deposits; short-term rental payments; credit counseling; utility deposits; utility payments; and/or moving and storage costs. Case managers work closely with clients to develop and implement a service plan to ensure they access other public benefits. Through HPRP and ESG, clients are stabilized in housing and assisted comprehensively to help ensure they do not face homelessness again.

For more information, please call Ventura County Human Services Agency, Homeless Services at (805) 385-8585 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays or visit their website here.