On June 14, Tina Patterson, CEO of Homefull in Dayton, OH, discussed the effectiveness of rapid re-housing for various populations in her community, including 100% positive exits and 0% recidivism for families, and 87% positive exits and 12% recidivism among single adults, including those considered most vulnerable. She describes key strategies that Homefull uses for each of the three core components and an innovative employment program that benefits rapid re-housing participants as well as landlords.
Content Type: Videos
Rapid Re-Housing Identification for California Providers
On May 25, 2016, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Social Services held the second webinar in a four part webinar series on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), designed for providers who operate or are interested in operating a RRH program funded through the Calworks Housing Support Program (HSP) or the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The second webinar, RRH: Housing Identification, focused on approaches to housing identification for participants in a manner consistent with the new RRH benchmarks and standards published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The webinar included brief presentations from two rapid re-housing providers who shares their experience on recruiting and retaining landlords and assisting program participants to identify and secure permanent housing.
Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards for California Providers
On May 13, 2016 the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) held the first in a series or webinars on Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) designed for providers who operate or are interested in operating a RRH program funded through the Calworks Housing Support Program (HSP) or the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The first webinar, Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards, provides an overview of the new RRH benchmarks and standards published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH). This new guidance, endorsed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Abt Associates, focuses on and highlights the three core components of rapid re-housing, and the most promising practices for building and supporting a successful program.
Transforming Homeless Services in West Virginia
Zach Brown, Executive Director of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, discusses the impact rapid re-housing has had on his community’s homeless population.
Knowing When to End Rapid Re-Housing Assistance
Determining the right time to end assistance and close a case is one of the hardest decisions a service provider must make.