This report presents a comprehensive review of Rapid Re-housing model (RRH). RRH has emerged as one of the major and cost-effective strategies for addressing homelessness in the United States. Federal agencies have demonstrated support for RRH in meaningful ways: two federally funded programs, the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) and the Rapid Rehousing for Homeless Families Demonstration Program (RRHD), significantly increased the use and popularity of the housing intervention in the years following the 2007-2009 economic recession. In Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recommended increased guidance and technical assistance to help communities implement RRH as one key strategy to end homelessness nationwide.
All Chicago, the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), and the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) adopted the action agenda in December 2017 to further Chicago’s Plan 2.0, the City of Chicago’s plan to end homelessness. Among other goals, the Action Agenda seeks to monitor system and service performance, to understand and increase the efficacy of interventions, and to drive implementation strategically for the city’s homeless services system.