Rapid re-housing (RRH) quickly ends people’s homelessness by helping them find and move into a home in their community. Once back in housing, people are in a better position to address other challenges that may have led to their homelessness — such as finding a new job or attending to health issues.
Background The Salvation Army Center of Hope in Charlotte, N.C. provides emergency shelter and rapid re-housing to individual women and families with children. An institution in the community for more than 100 years, the Center of Hope embraces a philosophy […]
Background Crossroads Rhode Island is the largest homeless service organization in Rhode Island and has served the community since 1894. Crossroads has shelter for families, individuals, and couples experiencing homelessness. They have a variety of shelter models that specialize in […]
Each year, approximately 45,000 rapid re-housing placements are available to assist homeless families into rental housing and to connect them with services. For families with higher needs, approximately 7,500 units of permanent supportive housing are also available each year. These are vital resources but are no match for the 150,000 families who become […]
A new paper released by Urban Institute pulls together the evidence for rapid re-housing. Over the past several years, rapid re-housing has become the primary tool to help people experiencing homelessness reconnect to permanent housing. The model began as an […]