North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Best Practices: Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Washington, DC

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released a best practice brief on the Empowerment Project of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) in Washington, DC. This best practice document is the second in a series of best practice briefs focusing on the use of a rapid re-housing model to serve survivors of domestic violence. The Empowerment Project successfully served six families in its pilot year and is currently expanding the project with a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. DASH provides participants with time-limited, declining rental assistance and case management over the course of a year. Available services include eviction prevention assistance, education for landlords and tenants on the rights of survivors, re-housing assistance, legal services, counseling, and tips for survivors on how to evaluate a possible rental unit for safety features.
 
Read the full brief here or download it from the NAEH website at http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/2706.
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