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What is Rapid Re-housing?

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

    HUD Rapid Re-Housing Initiative

    Coordinating Multiple Homeless Interventions in a Rural Community

    Duncan Plaza Homeless Re-Housing Initiative

    Duncan Plaza Articles

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.

by Taiisa Telesford Kelly

Taiisa Telesford Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March 2006. She has experience in housing development working with federal, state and local funding sources to secure financing for special needs housing projects. To read more about Taiisa and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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6 comments… add one

  1. I WOULD LOVE TO RECIEVE AN APPLICATION.
    VERONICA MYERS
    207CLARK DR. APT.195
    CHARLESTON W.V. 25301

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  2. I WOULD LOVE TO RECIEVE AN APPLICATION.
    VERONICA MYERS
    207CLARK DR. APT.195
    CHARLESTON W.V. 25301

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  3. Veronica, it’s all bait and switch. Before you know it, you will be labeled mentally ill & alcoholic/addict, forced to convert to the 12-Step Religion, thrown in a nasty jammed-packed shelter with mats on the floor, fed rotten food bank bean slury (while they take all your food stamps benefits), attend mandatory group therapy nonsense, and after lingering in the shelter for years told you do not qualify for any housing and it’s back to the streets.

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  4. Veronica, it’s all bait and switch. Before you know it, you will be labeled mentally ill & alcoholic/addict, forced to convert to the 12-Step Religion, thrown in a nasty jammed-packed shelter with mats on the floor, fed rotten food bank bean slury (while they take all your food stamps benefits), attend mandatory group therapy nonsense, and after lingering in the shelter for years told you do not qualify for any housing and it’s back to the streets.

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  5. Hello I want to know how do the program really work? Do I have to be in a shelter before actually entering the program? If so I stay at the Hope House and my case manager told me that I had to wait until next year sometime. All I was wanting to know is, could I get an application with my case manager?

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  6. Hello I want to know how do the program really work? Do I have to be in a shelter before actually entering the program? If so I stay at the Hope House and my case manager told me that I had to wait until next year sometime. All I was wanting to know is, could I get an application with my case manager?

    Reply

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