Rapid Re-Housing Next Level Programs

Successfully Housing High Barrier Households

Rapid Re-Housing Programs at the Next LevelTaking Your Rapid Re-Housing Program to the Next Level” was one of the workshops at the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness which took place February 18-19, 2014 in New Orleans.

Households considered to have high barriers to housing, including those with no current income, can benefit from rapid re-housing.

Successful interventions with these households include:

  • Working with landlords who overlook evictions and either overlook or don’t run credit reports
  • Higher subsidy amounts for realistic rent ranges
  • Setting up payment plans for housing-related debts

Some measures for success include examining:

  • If a household is stably housed at the end of the program and stably housed 6, 12, and 24 months after completing the program
  • How many families returned to homelessness?
  • How many families have the skills to respond to crises without becoming homeless again?

Workshop presenters included:

  1. Beth Fetzer-Rice from The Salavation Army of Central Ohio
  2. Keely McCave from First Avenues, Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco
  3. Katrina Van Valkenburgh from CSH in Chicago

Click here for the workshop presentation.