This new guidance, endorsed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Abt Associates, focuses on and highlights the three core components of rapid re-housing, and the most promising practices for building and supporting a successful program.
So whether you are looking to improve your current initiatives or seeking guidance on how to launch a solid program, the new Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards will help you get there.
Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations.
Interactive Map Explores Homelessness in Top Metro Areas
How many homeless people live in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas?
Continuums of Care (CoCs) don’t always align with city or county boundaries, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) tend to include the areas that surround cities, such as suburbs or other cities. So, to better answer this question, we created an interactive map, using metro area boundaries and CoC-level point-in-time count data from 2015.
Interested in starting (or improving) a youth rapid re-housing program in your community? The Alliance is developing a national youth rapid re-housing learning collaborative and we want you to join.
Contact Mindy Mitchell, Alliance Program and Policy Analyst, for information about how you can get involved.
Webinars You Don't Want to Miss
Housing + Employment Works: A Four-Part Webinar Series Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m. EST
Make sure to catch the first in this four-part series dedicated effective employment support for homeless and at-risk job seekers. It will introduce the use of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as a strategy to prevent and end homelessness for participants in rapid re-housing projects.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH),
Understanding the Impact of H.R. 3700 on Tenants and Applicants Thursday, March 3 at 3 p.m. EST
Attend this webinar and gain a deeper understanding of the impact policy changes to H.R. 3700 would have on tenants in federally-assisted housing programs and applicants for rental assistance. Join Barbara Sard and Will Fischer, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as they explain key provisions. Q&A session to follow.
Transforming Homeless Services in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. EST
The Alliance will host a webinar on the transformation of the homeless system in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn how the county reallocated its transitional housing to rapid re-housing, and the impact that switch has had on the community’s homeless population.
Homelessness as a State of Emergency Wednesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. EDT
Join the Alliance, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) as they lead a discussion about communities that have declared homelessness a State of Emergency (SOE). Local decision makers and service providers will describe how SOE declarations have been implemented in their communities and what, if any, impact they have had on local policies and service delivery.
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New Guidance for Improving and Evaluating Rapid Re-Housing Practice
by Jen Saunders
Whether you are a funder or state leader looking to increase effective implementation of rapid re-housing in your community, a provider interested in learning about how to improve your rapid re-housing program, or a Continuum of Care (CoC) wanting more information about how assess programs, the Alliance has released new guidelines that can help: Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards.