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Rapid Re-Housing


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 typically 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 (Financial)
  3. Rapid Re-housing Case Management and Services

While a rapid re-housing program must have all three core components available, it is not required that a single entity provide all three services nor that a household utilize them all.

Rapid re-housing places a priority on moving a family or individual experiencing homelessness into permanent housing as quickly as possible, ideally within 30 days of a client becoming homeless and entering a program.  While originally aimed primarily at people experiencing homelessness due to short-term financial crises, programs across the country have begun to assist individuals and families who are traditionally perceived as more difficult to serve. This includes people with limited or no income, survivors of domestic violence, and those with substance abuse issues. Although the duration of financial assistance may vary, many programs find that, on average, four to six months of financial assistance is sufficient to stably re-house a household.

Rapid re-housing has become an increasingly important tool in communities’ responses to homelessness. The model has shown success on the individual level – helping households exit homelessness and not return to shelter. Additionally, it has helped communities decrease the number of people experiencing homelessness and the amount of time households spend homeless. In the upcoming year, the Ohio BoSCoC will be focusing efforts on expanding rapid re-housing resources throughout the continuum, providing training and technical assistance on the core components, and ensuring that providers create coordinated entry systems that consider this intervention as a viable resource for their clients.


Ohio BoSCoC: Homeless Program Standards (updated 1.29.18 to include new RRH standards)


Ohio BoSCoC: An Introduction to the Rapid Re-Housing Standards- February 22, 2018 Presentation
Ohio BoSCoC: An Introduction to the Rapid Re-Housing Standards- February 22, 2018 Recording

Ohio BoSCoC Rapid Re-Housing Standards: A Deeper Dive- February 26, 2018 Presentation
Ohio BoSCoC Rapid Re-Housing Standards: A Deeper Dive- February 26, 2018 Recording

Rapid Re-Housing Standards In-PersonTrainings:

The Ohio BoSCoC is providing four regional trainings so that RRH providers can learn more about the new standards, plan for implementation and compliance, and engage with their peers.

Lunch will be provided for attendees, with a vegetarian option available.

Social Work CEUs (5 hours) will also be available.

See the training announcement for full details: Ohio BoSCoC RRH In-Person Regional Training Announcement

Training Locations:

Regional RRH Standards Training #1 (in-person)
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm (approximate)
Location: 1270 US 62 SW, Washington Court House, OH 43160 (Southern State Community College)

Regional RRH Standards Training #2 (in-person)
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm (approximate)
Location: 15770 State Route 691 NW, Nelsonville, OH 45764 (The Lodge at Hocking College)

Regional RRH Standards Training #3 (in-person)
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm (approximate)
Location: 206 Broadway St., Findlay, OH 45840 (Findlay Library)

Regional RRH Standards Training #4 (in-person)
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm (approximate)
Location: 312 W. Main St., Kent, OH 44240 (Kent Free Library)

To Register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JVK8DQ



Making Rapid Re-Housing Successful in Rural Communities- Housing Ohio Conference 2016

Re-Imagining Homeless Programs into Rapid Re-Housing- Housing Ohio Conference 2015:
The Salvation Army of Greater Columbus Presentation
CSH Presentation

(Visit our Training & Technical Assistance page for additional training materials)

Additional Resources

National Alliance to End Homelessness Rapid Re-Housing Resources
USICH Rapid Re-Housing Resources
HUD Exchange Rapid Re-Housing Brief