This checklist was developed by Tiana Purvis with the The Salvation Army in Greater Hartford for rapid re-housing case managers to use during home visits.
From 2010 to 2014 Virginia reduced the number of families experiencing homelessness by 25 percent. One important factor in this success was that Virginia shifted from a shelter and transitional housing-based system to one based much more on the use of a rapid re-housing approach. This paper outlines the major activities and lessons learned from this project.
This webinar discusses how providers are funding and tailoring rapid re-housing interventions to serve single adults. Panelists discuss what is different about serving this population as opposed to families and the impact it is having in their communities in a Q&Amp;A style format. Speakers include Kelly King Horne with Homeward in Richmond, Virginia; Jean-Michel Giraud with Friendship Place in Washington, D.C.; and Cathy Zall with New London Homeless Hospitality Center, in New London, Connecticut. The webinar was moderated by Jayme Day with the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
In this year’s NOFA Registration Notice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is strongly encouraging Continuums of Care (CoCs) to reallocate funding to interventions that more effectively reduce homelessness.
In 2015 you can reallocate funds from existing eligible renewal projects to create new rapid re-housing projects for homeless individuals and families, including unaccompanied youth, who are coming directly from the streets, emergency shelters or who are fleeing domestic violence. If your CoC decided to reallocate funds to fund rapid re-housing through the NOFA process or if you work for a foundation or a local government that wants to fund rapid re-housing, you will probably need to write a Request for Proposals (RFP) and figure out a way to evaluate applications.
Once again, NOFA season is just around the corner!
One of the more anxiety-producing aspects of recent NOFAs is the requirement that CoCs rank projects in the CoC Priority Listing section of the application. As a refresher, in recent years, CoCs have had to prioritize new and renewal projects by dividing them into two tiers, which may jeopardize funding for lower-ranked projects. Though we don’t yet know exactly what Tier 1 and 2 will look like until this year’s NOFA comes out, we know that this “CoC Priority Listing” will be a requirement of the 2015 application and that reallocation is available.