Category: Rapid Re-Housing

New toolkit for converting transitional housing

Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units.

Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.

Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit

Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units.

Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.

Latest CoC awards are a big win for homeless youth

Overall, HUD estimates that funding for youth homelessness increased by 50% in this award cycle. Indeed, across all housing models, approximately twice as many unaccompanied youth will be served in HUD-funded projects as last year. And as I looked through the list of awards, I was able to calculate around $15 million in funding for youth RRH, and at leat $11 million of that is for new projects.

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.

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.

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