On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the Notice of Allocations, Application Procedures and Requirements for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Grantees Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; the Guidance regarding the Emergency Shelter Grants program. Legal Services is an eligible activity under the program, as noted on page 17 of the Notice, which provides in relevant part:

Legal Services. HPRP funds may be used for legal services to help people stay in their homes, such as services or activities provided by a lawyer or other person(s) under the supervision of a lawyer to assist program participants with legal advice and representation in administrative or court proceedings related to tenant/landlord matters or housing issues. Legal services related to mortgages are not eligible.
The Guidance memo on Emergency Shelter Grants program can be viewed at:
For further information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, visit

And to learn more about the Homelessness Prevention Fund visit

HUD Homeless Resource Exchange: (you may sign up for webcast seminars and list serve messages from HUD on this site)

The National Law Center for Homelessness Prevention has posted the following training materials (webcast seminars) on obtaining federal stimulus funds on its web site at :

HUD has posted a list of funded programs and collaboration opportunities under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Programs on the following link:

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Grant Programs:

Senator Harry Reid’s ARRA (Stimulus Act) Resource Manual:

NLADA Web site: coming soon

The following articles on stimulus grants are posted on the web site for the Council of Nonprofits at

Nonprofit Grant Opportunities
Stimulus Grant Tips and Thoughts
Whether and How States Are Accepting & Distributing Federal Stimulus Funds
Sources of Information Regarding Stimulus Funds

State web sites:

Preliminary Grant Opportunities under the Stimulus Act:

City web sites:

Office of Housing and Community Development: Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Services:

Other City Web Sites: