Rapid rehousing helps people exit homelessness


(Trudi Collins) #1

The Urban Institute recently released an evidence brief on rapid rehousing which suggests that this strategy is effective in helping families exit homeless shelters to live private rental housing faster and at lower cost than would otherwise take place. While this research is US based, it supports the many similar projects here in Ontario. This link contains a powerful story of how this kind of approach can make real impact in people’s lives. I’d be interested to hear from groups working on rapid rehousing type approaches in Canada on what’s working in your local community.