Retooling Transitional Housing

Retooling transitional housing includes shortening the amount of time people stay in programs before moving into housing, shifting to rapid re-housing strategies, or providing permanent housing.

To improve homeless assistance, many transitional housing providers are retooling their programs by helping people move more quickly into permanent housing, while providing the support they need to remain stably housed. Retooling can take many forms, including shortening the amount of time people stay in programs before moving into housing, shifting to rapid re-housing strategies, or providing permanent housing. The Alliance provides training to communities and providers on retooling transitional housing. For more information about scheduling a training on this topic in your community, please contact Kay Moshier McDivitt.

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Video | August 20, 2013
Kay Moshier McDivitt answers a common questions we receive about retooling transitional housing programs: “What if our organization’s executive director/leadership does not support the retooling our transitional housing program, but the local Continuum of Care is moving in that direction?”
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Webinar | June 19, 2013
This webinar discusses home-based case management and voluntary services as part of rapid re-housing programs, and how to prepare staff for this role. It was originally held for participants in the Virginia Learning Collaboratives. It features Vera Beech from Community Rebuilders in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Kimberly Tucker from Flagler House in Richmond, VA, and was moderated by Kay Moshier McDivitt from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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Webinar | October 3, 2012
This webinar discusses the process for transitional housing providers to assess and evaluate their programs and consider the options and models to retool their programs to assist people to move more quickly into permanent housing. During this webinar, presenters from the Alliance highlight keys aspects of the planning process for retooling, and provide community examples of retooled programs.