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New Guideline for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rapid Re-Housing Practice Posted

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has released, Rapid Re-Housing Performance Benchmarks and Program Standards, a new guideline that provides detailed information to help communities identify and create effective Rapid Re-Housing programs.

NAEH highlights three key performance benchmarks:

  1. Reduce the length of time program participants spend homeless- A program has to house an individual or family in less than 30 days on average.
  2. Permanent housing success rates- Eighty percent of households who leaves rapid re-housing should exit into permanent housing.
  3. Returns to homelessness-Eighty-five percent of households that are placed in permanent housing should not be experiencing homelessness within a year.

These benchmarks are based on current best practice recognized by NAEH, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Abt Associates, and nationally acclaimed effective rapid re-housing providers. It is a living document subject to modification as rapid re-housing practice changes over time.

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