Rapid Re-Housing is targeted financial assistance and short-term services provided to individuals and families in emergency shelters to secure and retain housing.
Rapid Re-Housing does not meet the needs of every person who experiences homelessness, but is an important option for many who have relatively low barriers to independent housing. The goal is to quickly get the person into housing so they can maintain their self-sufficiency and then stay housed.
Rapid Re-Housing reduces length of stay in community emergency shelters such as the Windham Region No Freeze Project and The Holy Family Shelter, freeing up shelter beds for others in need. An additional benefit of the program: by helping those who could exit homelessness through Rapid Re-Housing to do so as quickly as possible