Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards

  • February 15, 2016
  • |Publications

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.

This document provides details on performance benchmarks that would qualify a program as effective. These benchmarks are accompanied by qualitative program standards for each of the rapid re-housing core components that are likely to help a program meet the performance benchmarks. Lastly, this document include a section on program philosophy and design standards that provide more guidance on the broader role a rapid re-housing program should play in ending homelessness.

Ramping Up Rapid Re-Housing: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

  • April 29, 2015
  • |Publications

This brief on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is one in a series providing community leaders and rapid re-housing providers with information on how they can use different federal programs to fund rapid re-housing. Each brief contains information on the funding source, ways it can be used to support rapid re-housing, and examples of communities that have successfully done so.

Adopting Rapid Re-Housing Statewide: The Commonwealth of Virginia

  • July 8, 2015
  • |Publications

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.

Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Toolkit

  • June 7, 2017
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Providers around the country are finding that rapid re-housing can be an effective intervention to help young people experiencing homelessness. These providers are using the same core components of rapid re-housing as adult rapid re-housing providers: housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, […]

Findings and Implications of the Family Options Study

  • July 7, 2015
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This resource examines the Department of Housing and Urban Development's short-term impacts report on its Family Options Study. It looks at what the report's findings say for the effectiveness of family homelessness interventions, including long-term subsidies, rapid re-housing, and transitional housing.

Rapid Re-Housing: A History and Core Components

  • April 22, 2014
  • |Publications

This resource provides a brief overview of the history and effectiveness of rapid re-housing and provides context for the Alliance’s “Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing” resource, which the Alliance developed in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Recent Rapid Re-Housing Research

  • September 21, 2015
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This data snapshot provides an overview of 2015 research into the effectiveness of rapid re-housing, including data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Short-term Impacts from the Family Options Study and the Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) FY 2014 Annual Report.

Rapid Re-Housing Works

  • March 23, 2022
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

Rapid Re-Housing is a solution to homelessness designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. It is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources […]

Get your rapid re-housing gears in sync!

  • October 26, 2016
  • |Publications

It’s finally here. The phase of the Rapid Re-Housing Works campaign where we get to start talking about practice. For the next few weeks, our focus is going to be on the fundamentals of rapid re-housing, starting with today’s post […]

Critical Time Intervention for Rapid Re-Housing

  • April 6, 2021
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Critical Time Intervention for Rapid Re-Housing (CTI-RRH) is a time-limited evidence-based practice that mobilizes support for vulnerable individuals during periods of transition. The CTI-RRH model facilitates housing stability, community integration, and continuity of care, and has been successful in supporting the return […]