Family Housing First – Technical Assistance

Permanent housing comes first  in the Housing First approach – with individualized and time-limited services provided before, during, and after the homeless family has been assisted in relocating to rental housing with a lease of their own. The following content can be presented “stand alone”, altogether in one longer session, or with 2-3 topics combined. Fees are based upon scope of work.

Transitioning to a “Housing First ” Approach
 Screening & Assessment to Identify Housing & Social Services Needs
Targeting Families for Housing Types – What Exactly Does That Mean ?
Accessing Affordable Housing & Recruiting Private Market Landlords
Housing Retention & Stabilization Strategies 
Workforce Development through the “Team Approach”
 Engagement Strategies & Voluntary Case Management
Child Welfare & Housing First
 Addiction, Mental Health, & Domestic Violence in Housing First


Our team of experienced professionals is available to assist organizations and localities in both the public and private sectors in adapting key components of Housing First/Rapid Rehousing for vulnerable families, with strategies that are responsive to local environments and resources.
Training and technical assistance can be provided via conference call, through interactive on-line video conferencing or more formal webinar presentations, and through half-day or full-day workshops in which we come to you. 

NOTE: Although the combination of housing relocation services and home-based case management enables homeless families with moderate to high intensity services needs to become stabilized, many communities continue to target newly-homeless families or those with no previous homeless history for rapid re-housing programs. Families who have experienced longer-term or multiple episodes of homelessness over time are often relegated to longer-term stays in crisis housing to wait for a Section 8 voucher or permanent supportive housing that may take years to access.  While this targeting may be based upon good intentions, the targeted family must often remain in transitional housing or be forced to move to a neighborhood they do not wish to move to. 


U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness – Profile >>

Correction to Profile: Contact Information for Follow-up: [email protected]