There are three core components of our housing programs:

       1. Housing Identification

The goal of housing identification is to find housing for people quickly.

  • Housing Coordinators and Navigators routinely find and recruit landlords willing to rent to those served by the program;
  • Match participants to appropriate housing. Housing that is decent, safe, and, in the case of RRH, will be affordable after assistance ends
  • Critical aspect of this step is choice: the individual or household has a choice in their housing.

       2. Rent and Move-In Assistance

The goal of rent and move-in assistance is to help with the costs associated with getting into housing.

  • The amount and duration of this assistance varies, but at a minimum, it should be enough to help people secure a place to live.
  • This assistance isn’t a standard “package” but flexible in order to meet unique needs. This is particularly important when financial circumstances or housing costs change.
  • Furnishings and apartment set-up 

3. Case Management

The goal of case management is to help stabilize people once housed, by connecting them to services and supports if needed. It focuses on helping people  navigate barriers that may stand in the way of securing and maintaining housing, and should also strive to build a support system by connecting them with people and programs in the community.  For Rapid re-housing, assistance, ideally, ends when person is no longer facing the threat of homelessness, but case management may continue if appropriate or requested.  Additional support services offered to participants include:
  • employment readiness services and job placement 
  • life skills supports - budgeting, financial literacy, nutrition and cooking
  • addressing physical and behavioral health goals through service connection with health and behavior health community based partners.