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1 Rapid Re-housing Clinic ONLINE

2 Agenda I. Introduction II. What is Rapid Re-housing Core Principles How To III. Question & Answer

3 Introduction

4 1.Sign into the webinar 2.If you use a computer microphone do not dial in on the phone 3.Find the telephone icon on your user dashboard 4.Dial in using the dial in number 5. Enter your audio pin Dial: +1 (888) Access Code: Audio PIN: Raise your hand to speak

5 Who’s on the Call

6 Participant Distribution by Program Type

7 Poll Questions

8 What is Rapid Re-Housing?

9 experiencing homelessness temporary obtain retain “…individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency or transitional shelters or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it” HUD HPRP Notice March 2009

10 H OUSING F IRST + H OUSING F OCUSED _________________ B ETTER O UTCOMES Core Principles of Rapid Re-Housing

11 HOUSING 1 st and FOCUSED Homelessness to Housing –No intermediate step to housing –Immediate access to housing Landlord Relationship Development & Management Client/Tenant Development

12 Obtain HousingMaintain Housing Tenant Screening Barriers Financial Crisis Financial Barriers Compliance w/lease Path to Housing Stability How To: Barrier Assessment

13 TYPICAL BARRIERS TO OBTAINING HOUSING: Tenant Screening Barrier Assessment Information Criminal history Misdemeanors Critical Felony (sex crime, arson, drugs) Other Felony Housing History Evictions No rental history Poor landlord references Non-renewal of lease Income Employment or Benefits Income Seasonal/Part-time/Temporary Income No Income Credit History Unpaid rent Unpaid utility bills No credit history

14 How To: Landlords On-Time Rent Good Neighbor Long-term Renter Property Care

15 How To: Landlords On-Time Rent Good Neighbor Long-term Renter Property Care

16 How To: Landlords On-time Rent Good Neighbor Long-term Renter Property Care

17 How To: Landlords On-time Rent Good Neighbor Long-term Renter Property Care

18 Leave No Stone Unturned… Diversify Your Methods for Outreach to Landlords Word of Mouth Referrals Cold Calls based on rental signs, publications and internet listings Host a Landlord Event Direct Mail to Potential Landlords Attend Landlord Networking Meetings

19 How To: Housing Placement Options for Moving Assistance No assistance Security deposit and/or 1 st month’s rent Short-term rental assistance - Progressive engagement – e.g. month-to- month, quarterly - Income-based - Flat - Declining

20 Rental Subsidy TypeDefinitionBenefitsConsiderations Progressive Engagement Provides a small amount of rental assistance to all households, and increases or extends assistance for those needing it No need to predict assistance needs Resources stretch further Limits disruption to household Resource availability Provider training Income-based Household pays fixed percentage of income for rent INCOME then RENT CONTRIBUTION Cliff effect Program budget Flat Fixed dollar amount subsidy based on apt size or rent amount Predictable household budget Household can build savings Predictable program budget Cliff effect Income changes can affect client stability DecliningDeclines in “steps” based on timeline and/or milestones Reduces cliff effect Helps goal setting Milestones may not happen according to plan

21 Core Principles of Rapid Re-Housing C LIENT C ENTERED + C LIENT D RIVEN ________________ B ETTER O UTCOMES vs.

22 Core Principles of Rapid Re-Housing CLIENT CENTERED & DRIVEN Client Driven Processes -Client driven decisions -Client driven goals Client Centered Processes -Home-based case management -Strengths-based Housing Stabilization Connection to Mainstream/Community Resources

23 How To: Client Choice Neighborhood Amenities Number of Rooms Proximity to schools, family, friends, etc.

24 How To: Client Choice Needs vs. Wants & Preferences

25 How To: Client Choice Client Should Guide When visits occur (not how often) Identification of strengths Short and long term goals

26 How To: Stabilization Tenant responsibilities Living arrangements Neighborhood familiarity Benefits and Employment income Healthy relationship boundaries Resourcefulness Others?

27 Creating new partnerships to help integrate families back into the community. Parenting/Parent Support Youth Mentoring Legal Assistance Employment Local Churches Financial Assistance & Literacy Volunteer Opportunities Adult Education Tenants Education Utilities Medical/Mental Dental Our Families Mainstream Community Connections

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