Lessons in Family Homelessness: Rapid Re-Housing

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  • Published on Wednesday, February 10 2021

Rapid Re-Housing connects people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing in the private rental market. Applying what we learned through our experience leading the 10-year Family Homelessness Initiative, Building Changes has developed a list of five guiding principles to make Rapid Re-Housing programs more equitable and effective. This brief details those lessons, illustrating them with stories and voices of those who are working to improve experiences and outcomes for families that engage with the homeless system. The lessons revolve around the values of racial equity and community partnerships, as well as the importance of providing families the support they need to move into the housing successfully and then remain housed so as to avoid a return to homelessness.