We help families experiencing homelessness exit shelter quickly and move into their own homes with short- to medium-term rental and utility assistance and supportive services. We connect families with employment and resources in their communities.
Community of Hope helps families experiencing homelessness quickly move out of shelter and into homes of their own through our Rapid Re-Housing Program. For many of these families, this home may be the first time they’ve signed their own lease – a big step toward self-sufficiency.
Our Rapid Re-Housing Program provides short-term rental and utility assistance – along with case management – to those families experiencing homelessness. We know that with a few months of assistance, our families can become stably housed for years to come.
This national best practice to end homelessness is a key resource in the housing continuum and we provide a number of critical supports.
We address the housing search and employment needs to start our families on a path of self-sufficiency:
- Housing stability focused case management
- Assistance on finding an affordable apartment
- Connection to employment and training
- Connection to community resources
Our Rapid Re-Housing program serves up to 160 families at any given moment while our team also has a leadership role in developing this best practice model in Washington, DC.
Access to these services comes through referrals from the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, the central intake for DC’s coordinated homelessness assistance system for families. If you or somebody you know is experiencing homelessness or is at risk of homelessness, please contact the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center.
About 80 percent of families assessed are in need of rapid re-housing.
Of families who ended short term rental assistance and did not return to shelter within two years.