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Rapid Re-Housing Programs

Rapid Re-Housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.  Rapid Re-Housing assistance is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household.  The core components of a Rapid Re-Housing program are 1) Housing Identification, 2) Rent and Move-In Assistance and 3) Rapid Re-Housing Case Management and Services (NAEH Fact Sheet).

HOM’s Role

HOM contracts with non-profit and public partners to provide the first two core components of Rapid Re-Housing programs: 1) Housing Identification and 2) Rent and Move-In Assistance. These services closely align with our core expertise of tenant based rental assistance administration.  The package of services typically include:

  • Determine initial income eligibility for new program applicants
    • Non-profit supportive service organization partners determine eligibility for homeless status and any other program-specific eligibility criteria
  • Conduct program orientations or briefings for new program participants
  • Issue financial assistance authorization and provide housing search assistance
  • Approve requests for tenancy approval
  • Perform gross rent calculations and determination of rent eligibility (Fair Market Rents)
  • Perform rent reasonableness determinations
  • Conduct habitability standards or Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections
  • Facilitate lease execution between tenants and landlords
  • Execute Rental Assistance contracts with landlords
  • Pay application fees, refundable security deposits and other required fees for move-ins
  • Assist participants with turning on any required utilities and pay required utility deposits
  • Coordinate with supportive services provider partners on subsidy calculation
  • Monthly payment of rental assistance to landlords via direct deposit with e-mail of payment itemization
  • Act as liaison between landlord, tenant and supportive services providers for tenancy-related issues
    • Service provider partners provide client-centered, wrap –around supportive services to tenants in their homes and in the community
  • Perform interim re-certifications of program participants’ eligibility and ongoing assistance levels

Current Partners and Programs

See a list of our current partners and their Rapid Re-Housing programs here. If you are interested in learning more about partnering with HOM, please contact Michael Shore.

 

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