What is Rapid Rehousing?
The Rapid Re-Housing program provides short-term rental assistance and case management services for eligible individuals for up to two years.
The goal of the program is to help individuals experiencing homelessness obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and remain in their housing placement long-term. This program is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of a criminal record, sobriety, etc.), and the resources and services provided are always tailored to the needs of each individual.
Why Rapid Rehousing?
Rapid Re-Housing has proven to be effective when moving people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing and keeping them there. By placing previously homeless individuals in a home and providing wrap-around services, stability can be achieved. Once stability is achieved, individuals are in a better position to address other challenges that may have led to their homelessness, such as obtaining employment, addressing mental health or substance use issues, and more.
Rapid-Rehousing has also served as an effective method to end homelessness for folks experiencing additional barriers to safe housing, including those with limited or no income, survivors of domestic violence, and others.