HHS Highlights Mercer’s Rapid Rehousing

New TANF Resources Available

The Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services has released a new memorandum outlining strategies for how states can use funds available through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) to prevent and end family homelessness.

Click here for the promising strategy profile on Mercer County.

Click here for the HHS memorandum.

Click here for the Mercer Alliance’s newsletter.

Click here for Making Effective Use of TANF

Click here for Promising Strategy.

The memorandum highlights the use of TANF to support rapid re-housing in communities, which the Alliance also explores in greater detail in its promising strategy profiles of Mercer County, New Jersey and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Among the strategies included are rental assistance and coordinating employment services with rapid re-housing interventions.

And the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) has published two new papers:

  • Making Effective Use of TANF, which examines how states can use TANF funds to support rapid re-housing, and
  • Promising Strategy: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the CATCH Program, a profile of a partnership between the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless, Inc. (CATCH). In the coming months, the Alliance will host webinars exploring successful models of using TANF to support rapid re-housing and examine how these models can be replicated in other communities.