NAEH Guides to Developing Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Programs
The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published three new guides to help homeless assistance providers develop effective homelessness prevention programs and rapid re-housing programs. The guides are useful for organizations creating entirely new programs with Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) funding or those that are trying to improve existing programs. The guides include Program Planning Homework, which lists actions and decisions necessary for program planning. Information about the guides is listed below.
Rapid Re-Housing: This guide walks through the steps of creating a rapid re-housing program, including selecting a program structure, selecting a target population, performing screening and assessment, creating a housing plan, providing financial assistance, and performing landlord recruitment, housing stabilization, evaluation, and staffing.
Homelessness Prevention: This guide will help organizations create or improve homelessness prevention and shelter diversion programs. The guide describes the critical decisions that have to be made about targeting services, referrals, staffing, partnerships, and outcomes. It also includes some of the tools that prevention programs can use and describes the interventions that effectively prevent homelessness.
Homelessness Prevention Companion Guide: This companion provides crucial background information about homelessness and describes the critical decisions and assessments that a community must make to create effective prevention programs.
More HPRP resources can be found on the NAEH website.
Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness