Building a Rapid Re-Housing System: Strategies from Trenton/Mercer County, NJ


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Webinar | March 22, 2010

In March 2010, the Alliance hosted a webinar on the rapid re-housing system in Trenton/Mercer County, NJ. The webinar included an overview of Trenton/Mercer County’s vision for ending homelessness, the strategies they developed to reduce homelessness, and how they are using both Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funds and other funding streams to create a comprehensive Housing First system. The speakers presented information about building political will to convert to a rapid re-housing system, performing targeting and assessment, and leveraging TANF resources to serve homeless families. Speakers included Herb Levine and Rebecca Rhoads of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness and Sue Ruckman of the Mercer County Board of Social Services.