3e Housing Branch

If a Friend of Family in Need is to transition from homelessness to holistic sufficiency, they will need a home. Therefore, we had to establish the 3e Housing Division where we work in partnership with our SLC's and partnering churches to establish formal relationships with landlords in order to access and sustain permanent rental housing for our Friends and Families in Need as quickly as possible. 


We also believe it takes a community of collaborative partners to find a "place" for the socially-displaced. We have established formal relationships with other excellent service providers and agencies so that together we can work to make housing possible for everyone. Our hope is simple: to honor God by working to provide "a place for His people." 

The Details

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. 


Interested in Becoming a Landlord Partner?

Landlords gain several benefits from participating in our Housing Division. We would be happy to email you our Landlord Benefits document, answer any lingering questions or concerns you may have. 


Call us or contact Tammy Harden for more information.

Make Housing Possible With Collaborative Partners

Below is a list of agencies and organizations we are formerly collaborate with to alleviate poverty and find a "place" the socially-displaced.

  • Greater williamsburg Outreach mission (G.W.o.M.)

    G.W.O.M. is an inter-faith collaborative of faith communities in the City of Williamsburg, James City County, and the Waller Mill, Queens Lake and Magruder Precincts of Upper York County. They exist to meet the needs of individuals in the Greater Williamsburg area who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or have other basic needs for assistance.


    G.W.O.M. was instrumental in the expansion of 3e Restoration as they helped pilot the first faith community-wide effort. We are indebted to their efforts and collaborative spirit. 

  • from his hands

    From His Hands is a faith-based ministry designed to mobilize the faith community to make sure no one living without a home lives without food. 

  • Greater city: a william & Mary student organization

    Greater City is a student founded, student led organization on the campus of William & Mary. These students work to ensure that men, women and families socially-displaced while living in local hotels have healthy and nutritional meals.