Questions you should ask when getting started with a rapid re-housing program.
In the first in our series of rapid re-housing know-how blogs, we give an overview of the program and it's successes.
The Great Recession is over, the economy is bouncing back, and there are fewer people who are homeless in America. Yet, the number of people who are at risk of homelessness remains significantly higher than it was before the recession began. Check out the full The State of Homelessness in America 2016 report here: www.endhomelessness.org/soh2016.
This interactive map identifies and provides details on the current state of veteran homelessness in the U.S. The map provides details on changes in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in a community from 2013 to 2014, data on communities that have ended veteran homelessness, and details on the 78 communities that could receive a new, one time “surge” of an additional $300 million in funding over the next three years under the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Alliance staff Samantha Batko, Director of the Homelessness Research Institute and Cynthia Nagendra, Director for the Center for Capacity Building walk through the three core components of rapid re-housing and the most promising practices for building an effective program.