Rapid Re-Housing

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Rapid Re-Housing

About YW’s Rapid Re-Housing Program

YWCA Delaware’s Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) program works to rapidly re-house homeless women and families and provides financial assistance, comprehensive case management, and support services to assist women and families in becoming economically and residentially stable and self-sufficient in permanent housing. The ultimate goal of YW’s RRH program is to help individuals get into safe, affordable permanent housing as quickly as possible without creating additional barriers or trauma utilizing the Housing First Model.

YW’s approach includes assisting the individual or household in developing a tailored Housing Service Plan that offers financial resources and internal/external support services. These resources and services also help eliminate barriers and enhance a positive reentry into the community. Service plans include searching for safe and affordable housing, employment opportunities, marketable skills, life skills training, enrichment activities, and participating in state-sponsored training programs. RRH participants also receive evaluations for benefits and housing, including purchase of care – early childhood and after-school education, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicare, and SNAP. 

By the Numbers

  • In 2022 YWCA Delaware helped a total of 20 households, serving 50 individuals in becoming permanently housed
  • With YW’s support, 27 other households were permanently housed with other Rapid Rehousing Funds
  • 39 individuals continued in case management after the initial 90 days
  • 58 supportive services referrals received resources
  • 20 arrearage utilities and judgments were resolved

How Do We Do It?

YWCA Delaware is an active member of Delaware’s Continuum of Care (COC) and partners with organizations to bring vital housing services to the entire state of Delaware. Through Delaware’s Centralized Intake (managed by the Housing Alliance Delaware Council), regular meetings, and routine communication, YW shares knowledge and data to better serve the community at large. YW’s trained staff helps professionals and organizations understand how to provide trauma-informed care. 

YW also builds partnerships with landlords and tenants. Through YW’s RRH program, tenants receive financial coaching and assistance with spending plans to build credit and obtain assets. Tenants receive workforce development training and career support to help obtain and maintain housing. YW works with tenants to find strong landlord matches and monitors financial supportive services designed to help tenants succeed. By bridging support between landlords and tenants, YW helps create stability for generations of women and their families.

Are You a Landlord Interested in Partnering with YWCA Delaware?

Email Jacqueline Pizarro, YWCA Delaware Community Housing Director at jpizarro@ywcade.org to learn more.