Thanks to a MaineHousing grant, Preble Street is connecting more people to permanent housing through the Rapid Re-Housing program (RRH), an evidence-based intervention that uses casework and financial assistance to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness return to housing quickly and not become homeless again in the near future.
RRH is a short-term, intensive, housing-focused intervention with three components: housing identification, move-in support, and rent assistance. Participants work with their Preble Street caseworker to create an individualized housing plan with the goal of obtaining a connection to permanent housing as quickly as possible.
If you need housing assistance or are a landlord interested in partnering with Preble Street Rapid Re-Housing, please call 207-775-0026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case management services also include working to increase income, connection with benefits such as health insurance and SNAP, and connection with community resources such as mental health care and primary care services.
At times, individuals and families in the community may be at imminent risk of becoming homeless. In these cases the Preble Street RRH team provides diversion interventions, connecting the household to resources and services that can help prevent them from entering the trauma of homelessness.