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Rapid Rehousing

A new program at YES, Rapid Rehousing assists youth ages 18-24 in living in their own apartments. YES subsidizes their rent and provides support and services as needed. 

Rapid Rehousing is:

  • A solution to homelessness designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing
  • An intervention offered without preconditions (it is low-barrier)
  • Provides services and financial assistance that is tailored to the unique needs of the household being assisted

WHAT ARE THE CORE COMPONENTS OF RRH?

  • Housing Identification – recruit landlords, match participants to appropriate housing that is decent, safe, will be affordable after their assistance ends, and ensure the household has choice in their housing
  • Rent and Move-In Assistance – help with the costs associated with moving into housing (e.g., security deposits, utility deposits)
  • Case Management and Services – provide tailored, voluntary, wrap-around supportive services designed to help households obtain and maintain their housing (e.g., connections to mainstream resources, employment, applying for benefits)

WHY RAPID REHOUSING?

Research shows that:

  • Rapid Rehousing is cost effective
  • People who receive RRH assistance are homeless for shorter periods of time than those assisted with shelter or Transitional Housing
  • Rapid Rehousing adopts a Housing-First approach. It is client-centered and low-barrier and focuses on housing households in permanent housing as quickly as possible without preconditions
  • Rapid Rehousing helps create “flow” through your homeless response system

For more information, please contact Rapid Rehousing Coordinator Skyler Mann at 402-345-5178 or smann@yesomaha.org.  

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