Rapid Re-Housing Works


Best Practice | October 10, 2016

Rapid re-housing is a program designed to solve the immediate crisis of homelessness by quickly connecting families and individuals to housing. And it works. Communities and states across the country that are adopting this intervention are seeing individuals leaving emergency shelter faster, and not returning.

Whether your community is new to rapid re-housing or looking for ways to scale the intervention, our resources will help you start the process.


Getting Started

The Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing

Learn how the three core components of rapid re-housing — housing identification, rent assistance, and case management — work together to successfully end homelessness for individuals and families.


A History of Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid re-housing has become an increasingly important tool in communities’ responses to homelessness. But where did it begin? Learn more about why the intervention gained traction.


Benchmarks and Standards

What qualifies a rapid re-housing program as effective? Our benchmarks and program standards provide guidance for Continuums of Care, funders and programs to gauge success and address gaps in service. These standards are based on what is currently considered promising practice by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), Abt Associates and other federal technical assistance providers, and nationally recognized, high-performing rapid re-housing providers.


Ramping up Rapid Re-Housing

Creating Systems and Culture Change

Examine strategies that communities who have transformed their homeless service system used to engage leadership, providers and the community.


Rapid Re-Housing Funding Streams

Looking for more resources? Check out our videos on why Rapid Re-Housing Works, and share with your funders and community!