Rapid Rehousing Programs

What is Rapid Rehousing? 

  • “individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency… or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it” (HUD Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) Notice, March 19, 2009)
  • The time frame for Rapid Rehousing assistance is usually 3-6 months, but the maximum amount is 12 months
  • Right now, our CoC has over 6 different Rapid Rehousing Agencies


United States Interagency Council on Homelessness provides more detail at this Click Here to be taken to USICH


Section Designation: Form Name:Actual Form/ Attachments Needed/ In HMIS: Required in HMIS:
Section 1
Entry/Exit FormActual FormYes
HMIS Release of Information (ROI)Actual FormYes
Client Documentation (Birth Certificate, License)Attachments NeededYes
Case NotesAttachments NeededYes
Support System and Risk AssessmentActual FormNo
Housing PlanActual FormNo
Section 2Income and Rent Contribution Calculation (UPDATED) Actual FormNo
Income Pay StubsAttachments NeededNo
Monthly Budget WorksheetActual FormNo
Self-Declaration / Zero-Income Affidavit(only if necessary)No
Section 3Utility Allowance
Actual FormYes
Rent Reasonablenessin HMISYes
Flexible Spending Support - check request and receipts Attachments Needed (Orange County RRH Only)Yes
Section 4Lease Agreement*in HMISYes
Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)*in HMISYes
Housing Quality Standard (HQS)*in HMISYes
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure*in HMISYes
Lead-Based Paint Acknowledgement*in HMISYes
Background Information*Attachments NeededYes
Miscellaneous*Attachments NeededYes