Rapid re-housing is a Housing First approach designed to help homeless families quickly exit emergency shelters with a combination of housing search assistance and a short-term rental subsidy.
A critical first step to ending chronic homelessness is to determine what specific combination of strategies are needed to increase the availability of permanent supportive housing locally.
There are far more people who qualify than actually receive help. For subsidized housing vouchers, there is often a lottery. And your chances aren’t good.
“How can the U.S. End Homelessness? Giving people access to support services and a place to stay can reduce the number of those living on the streets. But can that be done affordably?”
Senator Cantwell is collecting personal stories from people who have struggled to afford housing and/or have experienced homelessness.
Local officials expressed a commitment to help those living in the encampment. “Nobody should have to live like this,” Clifton City Council Member Lauren Murphy said.
Mildred’s life turned around with a place to call home, Mildred found permanent work in a nursing home. Her daughter’s grades went up, she attended the prom and she graduated.
Secretary Julián Castro announced $6,653,721 in second round of Housing and Urban Development funding to NJ communities working to end homelessness.
What is most alarming are the reports on the lives of the chronically homelessness who have lived in train stations and airports for years.
It is hard to imagine practicing good maternal health, caring for children, rebuilding a life after domestic violence without a place to call home.