The Rapid Re-Housing Program serves individuals, couples and families who are experiencing episodic or transitional (as opposed to chronic) homelessness. Like Housing First it has no “readiness requirements” but is focused on getting people into housing and out of shelters as quickly as possible. People who are eligible for Rapid Re-Housing are determined to have low to moderate needs and consequently the timeline for support is generally shorter. The WBWS Rapid Re-Housing Program consists of two caseworkers providing 2- 6 months of intensive case management within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Financial support is given through rental supplements and resources are available to rectify outstanding barriers that are deemed an impediment to securing housing. Active participation in the program is mandatory with all participants working with their Case Worker on self-determined goals to maintain permanent housing and autonomy. Clients are screened through Centralized Intake for program suitability.
Rapid Re-HousingYvonne Ormson