USICH Guide: Federal Resources That Can Fund Rapid Re-Housing
Rapid re-housing is a promising means of reducing families’ exposure to homelessness by helping them move quickly into permanent housing while connecting them to community-based services. Rapid re-housing may be a preferable part of the homeless crisis response system than more costly, service-intensive programs that have higher barriers to entry like transitional housing. Beyond the obvious programs like HUD’s ESG or CoC programs, there are a wide variety of Federal funding sources that can be used for rapid re-housing.
Federal Resources that Can Fund Rapid Re-Housing is a tool that the US Interagency Council of Homelessness (USICH) developed to help communities determine which Federal funding sources might help finance this less-costly form of crisis response.