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.
Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.
NAEH will host a discussion with experts from Pierce County, Washington focused on reallocating transitional housing to rapid re-housing.
USICH issued a brief examining how communities can utilize mainstream programs to support rapid re-housing.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s new Family Options study ”Finds that for many families, rapid rehousing is only a temporary fix.”
Permanent housing subsidies had substantive positive effects for families, reducing the proportion of families returning to homelessness by 28%.
Early findings from the RRHD study indicate that just 10% of families exiting the Rapid Re-housing Demonstration re-entered homelessness within a year.
What we’ve learned in Mercer is that it is actually less expensive to get families into permanent housing than it is to shelter.
On April 24, 2015, Governor Chris Christie announced a Working Group to further explore ways in which to reduce and prevent homelessness in NJ.
The Housing Assistance Efficiency Act, would allow private nonprofit organizations to administer permanent rental assistance through the CoC Program.