The Rapid Rehousing Program offers supportive services to homeless families with children under the age of 18 years of age in the household that are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. This assistance is targeted to those households who would otherwise be unable to rapidly secure affordable permanent housing and demonstrate the potential to maintain stable housing once the period of assistance ends.
The Rapid Rehousing Program is intended to provide housing stabilization, linking participants to community resources and mainstream benefits, and helping families develop and implement a plan for preventing future housing instability.
Legal Aid’s Rapid Rehousing Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We are required to participate in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which is a computerized data collection system that records the characteristics, demographic information, and number of persons using homeless services over time and across locations. The data is utilized to enable the local community to coordinate an effective housing and service delivery system for the benefit of homeless clients and to obtain critical aggregate information about the characteristics and needs of homeless persons.
We maintain client confidentiality, protect personal identifying information and provide a secure system in accordance with the Capital Region HMIS Policies and Procedures Manual. Data is not entered or shared with others without informed and written consent on a form called CRHMIS CLIENT INCLUSION DISCLOSURE & RELEASE OF INFORMATION.
For more information visit CARES of NY, Inc website https://caresny.org/crhmis/hmis-forms-manuals/