Rapid rehousing cited as success in curbing homelessness

08/19/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Washington, D.C., officials are looking to a program called Rapid Re-Housing, which subsidizes housing for a maximum of one year, as a solution for homelessness. Many who live in shelters say the program isn't long enough, with jobs scarce and rents high, and is a recipe for creating a revolving door of homelessness. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, however, says 83% of families that go through the program are still in stable housing two years after their subsidies end.

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