Basics of Rapid Re-Housing National Alliance to End HomelessnessNational Conference on Ending Family Homelessness February 10, 2011, Oakland, CA Presented by Beyond Shelter 1200 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA 90017
COMPONENTS OF HOUSING FIRSTCrisis Intervention and StabilizationIntake, Assessment & PlanningAssistance Moving into Permanent HousingHome-Based Case Management(can be time-limited & transitional or longer-term,depending upon need)
STEP 1: CRISIS INTERVENTION & SHORT-TERM STABILIZATIONThis phase usually includes emergency shelter services and short-term transitional housinggeared to special needs, i.e. substance abuse treatment, while efforts to access permanent housing are accomplished.
STEP 2: SCREENING, INTAKE & NEEDS ASSESSMENTSCan occur immediately or after crisis intervention and emergency services have been provided.The “needs assessment” should result in a Plan ofAction, developed with the participant, and which can include both short- and long-term goals andconcrete “next steps.” The focus is on developing a permanent housing and social services plan.
STEP 3: ASSISTANCE MOVING INTO PERMANENT HOUSINGOvercoming barriers to accessing affordablehousing.Assistance applying for housing subsidies, move-in funds, etc.Tenant/landlord education.Assistance conducting housing search &negotiating with landlords.
STEP 4: PROVISION OF HOME-BASED CASE MANAGEMENT Intensive during the first 90 days. Intensifies during crises. Includes connecting families to community resources and services to meet their particular needs. May include longer-term case management for vulnerable and at-risk families.
ADAPTATIONSThere is no single model for “housing first”programs. A “housing first” approach can be implemented by one agency or it can be accomplished through the collaboration of different agencies, each providing specific services.
Housing First: Recognizes that Distinct Functions Serve Different Participant Needs Serve Different Participant Needs Case Management Housing ResourcesAccessing Needed & RelocationResources & Services A SSESSING FOR PARTICIPANTSProblem Solving P LANNING Housing AssistanceLife Skills LISTENING Tenant EducationParenting Support E DUCATING Rental Assistance ProgramsMoney Management A DVOCATING FOR OWNERS/MANAGERSHousehold ManagementCrisis Intervention Available to assist with tenant/landlordOther Supports issues
A Sample Basic Model Administration Program Director Case Management Supervisor Housing Resources Supervisor Case Case Case Housing HousingManager Manager Manager Specialist Specialist
A Sample Collaborative Model Agency A Agency B Agency C(shelter, crisis-center) (housing agency) (social service agency) Short-term case Housing relocation Transitional, home-based management case management Agree to collaborate for Comprehensive Service Provision