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Rapid Re-Housing Performance Evaluation and Improvement Toolkit

Publications  |  June 23, 2016

This document provides details on using the performance benchmarks detailed in the Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of rapid re-housing practice, both in individual programs and across a system. It is intended to be used as a tool to help current and potential rapid re-housing providers, funders, and other stakeholders understand how effectively programs are operating on their own and in comparison to others.

The knowledge gained from evaluation can enable more efficient and effective service provision, ultimately helping programs and systems serve a greater number of households successfully.

TOOLKIT:

Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and not become homeless again in the near term. The core components of a rapid re-housing program are housing identification, move-in and rent assistance, and rapid re-housing case management and services. These core components represent the minimum that a program must be providing to households to be considered a rapid re-housing program, but do not provide guidance for what constitutes an effective rapid re-housing program.

Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and not become homeless again in the near term. The core components of a rapid re-housing program are housing identification, move-in and rent assistance, and rapid re-housing case management and services. These core components represent the minimum that a program must be providing to households to be considered a rapid re-housing program, but do not provide guidance for what constitutes an effective rapid re-housing program.