Rapid Re-Housing

RAPID RE-HOUSING

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 rapidrehousingservices@preblestreet.org.

Landlords Help!

Supporting people experiencing homelessness helps individuals and the greater community. If you have available units and want to rent them to people experiencing homelessness, please contact us.

"We are grateful for the hard work of Preble Street and the willingness of landlords to work together to help solve homelessness, one household at a time. Rapid Re-housing is an important component to the ongoing redesign of the homelessness response system in Maine. Preble Street is leading the way in demonstrating a model that is replicable across the entire state. We are proud to be part of this important effort.”

MaineHousing Director Daniel Brennan Tweet

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.

Impact

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Since its inception in October of 2020, the Rapid Re-Housing team has housed 77 individuals. The program has served more than 100 individuals and families.
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Based on the cost of the program and the number of chronically homeless individuals served, this program has saved the emergency services system in Maine over $1,000,000.