The National Alliance to End Homelessness featured Rapid Re-housing projects at their 2008 National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness. Information about the structure of successful rapid re-housing programs, as well as which stakeholders need to be involved in the process, was presented at the conference.
Below are links to the presentations on Rapid Re-housing from the National Conference in Seattle Washington.
Housing First For Homeless Families – Rapid Re-Housing
Understanding and implementing this new initiative as the McKinney-Vento application process begins. Congress has appropriated $25 million for demonstration Rapid Re-Housing projects across the country that will be attached to the FY2008 Continuum of Care application. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking to examine the effectiveness of Rapid Re-housing programs in reducing family homelessness in a variety of communities.
Through the new on-line Continuum of Care registration process with E-snaps, Continuums will be able to view the maximum amount of funding available for use in Rapid Re-housing projects. Preliminary estimates show a maximum of $7,949,990 will be available for rapid re-housing projects in the state of New Jersey. This amount equals 30% of the states Continuum of Care funding.
For more information about the many workshops at the conference click here.
To view the Ending Family Homelessness video click here.