The Homeless Prevention Center (HPC), formerly Rutland County Housing Coalition, has been in operation since 1997 but received its own 501 (c) 3 in 2004.
Through case management, our housing specialists work with homeless individuals and families to establish goals that address their immediate and long-term housing needs. Support services include assisting with shelter, housing search, various applications (housing and/or other eligible services), tenant education, money management, mediation between landlord and tenant, coordination and collaboration with other agencies, referrals for food, health care, and life skills.
In addition to the above case management services we also provide prevention and direct service funding for homeless or at risk households in Rutland County. HPC can provide funding to eligible households for short term rental assistance, a security deposit for new housing, back rent payments to avoid eviction (restrictions apply) and utility payment to avoid termination of service.