Homeless Prevention Program

Collaborate. Coordinate. Communicate. Connect.

The Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) staff works to prevent homelessness through collaboration, education, financial literacy, case management and empowerment. We are here to help people work towards self-sufficiency.

The first step in the process is an application, followed by an in-person screening and assessment interview.

The program provides direct services, referrals and follow up support. Several projects exist, when funding is available, to provide emergency shelter and temporary housing to qualified persons.The HUD definition of homelessness is applied to determine an applicant's eligibility for services.

The Housing First principle is applied, as the agency utilizes a county-wide centralized assessment system.This centralized process facilitates prompt service delivery, screening, assessment and referrals for community resources. This centralized system minimizes service duplication, documents homelessness and maximizes available resources in the community. In addition, this agency utilizes the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), a technology-based system to capture services and information.

For information regarding the HUD VASH program, please contact the Veterans Administration.

Our Privacy Policy

We adhere to a very strict privacy and confidentiality practice regarding individuals served through the Homeless Prevention Program. Our agency is committed to assuring the privacy of individuals and/or families who have contacted us for assistance. We assure you that all information shared both orally and in writing will be managed within legal and ethical considerations, and with the utmost respect. In addition to a standard policy of participant confidentiality, extra precautions are taken by the City of Hinesville HPP Program regarding victims of domestic violence. In compliance with the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11301), staff will not disclose any personally identifying information about any client via the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). We may also use aggregated case file information for the purpose of evaluating our services, gathering valuable research information and designing future programs. Your anonymity will be maintained through the use of your client number or by using aggregate data.

Our agency does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, marital status, national origin or disability.