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Rapid Rehousing A Local Perspective. What is Rapid Rehousing? Rapid return to h ousing as an alternative to longer shelter stays Part of the crisis response system—different from permanent supportive housing. Why?.

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Rapid rehousing a local perspective

Rapid Rehousing

A Local Perspective


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

What is Rapid Rehousing?

Rapid return to housing as an

alternative

to longer shelter stays

Part of the crisis response system—different from permanent supportive housing


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

Why?

  • Makes better use of shelter capacity—serve more people with the same number of beds.

  • Frees up staff to help those with greatest need.

  • Prevents the start of the downward spiral that can begin with an experience of homelessness.


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

Our first pilot

  • 53 People Re-housed

  • 70% remained housed at one year follow-up

  • http://www.cceh.org/publications/detail/rapid-re-housing-at-scale-in-new-london-conn


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center Goal:

  • DO RAPID REHOUSING AT SCALE

  • Facilitate rapid exit from shelter for every guest who:

  • Has income

    • SSI/ SSDI

    • Unemployment

    • Job—steady

    • Jobs--off the books

    • Family support

    • State Assistance

    • LMHA clients

    • ATR eligible

  • Finds employment

  • Has housing options (with family or friends)


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

A system that encourages rapid exit

  • Ability toimmediately identify, engage and track everyone eligible for rapid rehousing

  • Rapid Rehousing begins at Intake

  • Immediate capture of income--Housing savings accounts

  • Frequent reminders

  • All staff, all the time, focus on rapid rehousing

  • Deadlines—Guest shares responsibility for rehousing


Rapid rehousing a local perspective

Housing Location Support

  • Develop an inventory of every type of housing

    • Apartments

    • Boarding Houses

    • Shared Units

    • Renting rooms

    • Sober Houses

    • Public Housing

    • Subsidized Housing

    • Live In Work

    • Board and Care

    • Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Develop relationships with landlords

  • Skill at mediation—helping people return home


  • Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    • Staffing Approaches

    • 1. Outside provider

    • 2. Part Time NLHHC and SMHA staff

    • Issues

    • Problems coordinating

    • Staff not in when guests need service

    • Problems coordinating with landlords

    • Not enough capacity to handle demand

    • 3. Full Time NLHHC staff


    Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    Financial Assistance

    Rehouisngdoesn’t always require rentalassistance


    Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    Getting to scale, however,

    requires access to financial assistance

    NL Fund to End Homelessness$1,100 average

    Rehoused with Financial Assistance from NLHHC shelter only

    July 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

    15% of total exits—still not at scale


    Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    Putting the RAPID in Rapid Rehousing

    New London Fund to End Homelessness

    • Subcontractors determine eligibility, find housing, secure documentation and authorize payment.

    • Peer Audits

    • On-line portal to submit rental assistance requests

    • Checks cut in 24-48 hours

    • On-line access to check payment status


    Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    Supporting Housing Retention

    • Close the shelter door

    • Linkages to community based services

    • Ability to serve as a representative payee


    Rapid rehousing a local perspective

    A system that encourages rapid exit

    Housing Location Support

    Financial Assistance

    Supporting Housing Retention


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