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Rapid Re-Housing Program

BARN also helps individuals experiencing homelessness in the community through our state (VHSP) and federal (HUD) Rapid Rehousing Programs. These programs allow us to provide the resources necessary to move an individual or family from homelessness quickly and provide the necessary supports to ensure their incident of homelessness is brief and non-recurring.

Components of our Rapid Rehousing Programs Are:

  • Housing Identification
  • Move-in and Short-Term Rental Assistance
  • Case Management focused on housing stabilization
  • Coordination with local service providers and community resources

In order to receive STATE (VHSP) RRH funding, applicants must meet the following requirements:

The household meets both of the following circumstances:

  1.  No appropriate subsequent housing options have been identified
  2. The household lacks the financial resources and support networks needed to obtain immediate housing or remain in its existing housing
     

AND


Meets at least one of the following risk factors:

  • Living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels/motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state, and local government programs)

OR

  • Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, abandoned buildings, streets/sidewalks

OR

  • Exiting an institution for 90 days or less and was sleeping in an emergency shelter or other place not meant for human habitation (cars, parks, streets, etc.) immediately prior to entry before entering that institution

OR

  • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence (must meet one of the above mentioned risk factors as well)
     

In order to receive FEDERAL (HUD) RRH funding, applicants must meet at minimum one of the following conditions:
 

  • Persons living on the street or sleeping in a place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation
  • Signed and dated written certification by person seeking services
  • Signed and dated written certification by an outreach worker
  • ersons living in a shelter designed to provide temporary living arrangements
  • congregate/scattered site emergency shelters; transitional housing; hotels/motels paid for by a charitable organization or government program
  •  HMIS shelter record
  • Written referral from previous shelter staff
  • Written referral from charitable organization or government program
     

Persons exiting an institution where they resided for 90 days or less and resided in a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering institution:

  •  HMIS shelter record
  • Written referral from previous shelter staff
  • Written referral from institution
     

Persons fleeing domestic violence:
*Must meet one of the homeless status categories listed above*

  • Written, signed and dated verification from the participant
  • Written, signed and dated verification from the domestic violence service provider.

 

For additional information please contact:

Program Manager Fadumo Ahmed, MSW at (571)-428-2573

or Case Manager Ashley Speaks, BSW at (571)-428-2574