Our Housing Division utilizes any one of the three following proven housing models: Housing First, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Rapid Rehousing.
Housing First focuses on helping individuals and families access and sustain permanent rental housing as quickly as possible augmented by a variety of services delivered to promote housing stability and individual well-being on an as-needed basis. Housing First requires a standard lease agreement to housing, as opposed to mandated services.
Permanent Supportive Housing is an evidence-based model, and has been proved as an effective model in addressing the unique barriers to housing stability. It is a successful, cost-effective combination of affordable housing with voluntary services that helps people live more stable, productive lives. Permanent Supportive Housing coupled with Housing First, aligns well with the 3e Restoration Process and overall approach.
Rapid Rehousing 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 housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, 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.