Category: Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing Lessons Learned from Dayton, OH

On June 14, Tina Patterson, CEO of Homefull in Dayton, OH, discussed the effectiveness of rapid re-housing for various populations in her community, including 100% positive exits and 0% recidivism for families, and 87% positive exits and 12% recidivism among single adults, including those considered most vulnerable. She describes key strategies that Homefull uses for each of the three core components and an innovative employment program that benefits rapid re-housing participants as well as landlords.

New toolkit for converting transitional housing

Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units.

Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.

Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit

Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units.

Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.

Latest CoC awards are a big win for homeless youth

Overall, HUD estimates that funding for youth homelessness increased by 50% in this award cycle. Indeed, across all housing models, approximately twice as many unaccompanied youth will be served in HUD-funded projects as last year. And as I looked through the list of awards, I was able to calculate around $15 million in funding for youth RRH, and at leat $11 million of that is for new projects.

Rapid Re-Housing Identification for California Providers

On May 25, 2016, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Social Services held the second webinar in a four part webinar series on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), designed for providers who operate or are interested in operating a RRH program funded through the Calworks Housing Support Program (HSP) or the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The second webinar, RRH: Housing Identification, focused on approaches to housing identification for participants in a manner consistent with the new RRH benchmarks and standards published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The webinar included brief presentations from two rapid re-housing providers who shares their experience on recruiting and retaining landlords and assisting program participants to identify and secure permanent housing.

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