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Rapid Re-Housing Toolkit

Toolkits  |  October 3, 2016

Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and not become homeless again in the near term. The core components of rapid re-housing 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 provide to be considered a rapid re-housing program, but do not fully describe what constitutes an effective rapid re-housing program.

This toolkit is intended to help current and potential rapid re-housing providers design and operate effective rapid re-housing programs that are successful in ending homelessness for individuals and families through the use of the three core components of rapid re-housing. It provides details on recommended rapid re-housing program design and practice. It is based on what is currently considered best practice by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Abt Associates, and high-performing rapid re-housing programs. As rapid re-housing practice continues to evolve, this toolkit will be updated.

This toolkit is a companion to the Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards and the Performance Evaluation and Improvement Toolkit.

 

TOOLKIT:

Providers can use this toolkit to design a new rapid re-housing program or to improve their current rapid re-housing practice, no matter how it is funded. The toolkit provides clear guidelines on the goals, program policies, and staff activities of an effective program and can be used to onboard new staff and improve the practice of current staff of any rapid re-housing program. Though different funding sources may dictate certain nuances in how a program operates, the core components and practices of rapid re-housing explained in this document could be used in every rapid re-housing program.

Funders, State Leaders, and Coalitions can use the toolkit to design new rapid re-housing programs or increase the effective implementation of existing rapid re-housing. This toolkit can be used in conjunction with the Rapid Re-housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards to develop Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for a variety of funding streams, contracts for rapid re-housing program activities as well as to evaluate applications for new rapid re-housing programs, determine which organizations are best suited to provide rapid re-housing, and review current program performance.

Continuums of Care (CoCs) can use this toolkit when developing new rapid re-housing programs or evaluating existing rapid re-housing practice.

 

  1. Housing Identification
  2. Rent and Move-In Assistance
  3. RRH Case Management and Services

Housing Identification Tools

Rent and Move-In Assistance Tools

RRH Case Management Tools

Providers can use this toolkit to design a new rapid re-housing program or to improve their current rapid re-housing practice, no matter how it is funded. The toolkit provides clear guidelines on the goals, program policies, and staff activities of an effective program and can be used to onboard new staff and improve the practice of current staff of any rapid re-housing program. Though different funding sources may dictate certain nuances in how a program operates, the core components and practices of rapid re-housing explained in this document could be used in every rapid re-housing program.

Funders, State Leaders, and Coalitions can use the toolkit to design new rapid re-housing programs or increase the effective implementation of existing rapid re-housing. This toolkit can be used in conjunction with the Rapid Re-housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards to develop Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for a variety of funding streams, contracts for rapid re-housing program activities as well as to evaluate applications for new rapid re-housing programs, determine which organizations are best suited to provide rapid re-housing, and review current program performance.

Continuums of Care (CoCs) can use this toolkit when developing new rapid re-housing programs or evaluating existing rapid re-housing practice.

 

  1. Housing Identification
  2. Rent and Move-In Assistance
  3. RRH Case Management and Services

Housing Identification Tools

Rent and Move-In Assistance Tools

RRH Case Management Tools