Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Rapid re-housing assistance is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household.
This document is intended to serve as a guide to service providers and funders engaged in RRH in Seattle/King County. The document defines the local RRH model and promotes a unified understanding of the core elements and expectations of local RRH programs.
Updated February 2020 – What’s New?
Housing Connector – Learn about this resource in the community.
King County Rapid Re-Housing programs are encouraged to partner with Housing Connector to gain access to affordable housing units for clients exiting homelessness. Housing Connector provides exclusive access to units with reduced screening criteria through a Zillow-hosted housing search platform that streamlines the identification of units matching client’s needs and preferences. Through this partnership, Housing Connector’s goal is to help non-profit partners house Rapid Re-housing clients faster and also assist in keeping them stably housed.
This dashboard contains information about rapid re-housing programs in King County and is intended to show how they are performing overall in making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. Explore the dashboard to view trends by program target population, race and ethnicity, and income at program entry.
Prepared by the King County Department of Community and Human Services, Performance Measurement and Evaluation