Category: Children and Families

Rapid Re-Housing Rent and Move in Assistance for California Providers

On June 9th, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) held the third 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 third webinar, RRH: Rent and Move-In Assistance, focused on approaches to providing financial assistance for participants in a manner consistent with the new RRH benchmarks and standards published by the Alliance.

Who is helping rapidly re-house families?

In early May the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tier 2 awards to local Continuums of Care (CoCs). Our analysis of the results suggests a lot more individuals, families, youth and survivors of domestic violence will receive rapid re-housing in the upcoming year, but more services are needed to support families than homeless programs can provide on their own.

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.

Addressing Family Homelessness in Cleveland

An informative webinar on how the City of Cleveland is working to address family homelessness. Speakers will provide an overview the homeless system, including its diversion program, how coordinated entry works with rapid re-housing, progressive engagement, the process of housing families, as well as efforts to address homelessness among particularly vulnerable families.

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