Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Re-housing (RRH) Standards Posted for Public Comment

Please find the draft standards here:

Please send comments to ESG@mdhi.org no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018 at noon. 

Over the last year, MDHI and partners have laid the groundwork for establishing community RRH standards via training opportunities, conversations with funders and grantees, and community forums such as the RRH Affinity Group. 

The goal of these standards is to merge key elements of the HUD regulations with the processes and priorities of the CoC and guarantee that RRH funding is administered consistently, transparently, and as effectively as possible.  The CoC will continue to build upon and refine the standards as RRH practice evolves and as indicated by the data.  

These standards will apply to all projects that receive Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) funding through the Metropolitan Denver CoC and are intended as basic minimum standards to which CoC and ESG grantees are expected to operate projects. Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) encourages all funders of RRH to align with these standards when possible so that people experiencing homelessness have similar experiences regardless of funding source and county of origin.

Learn More About Rapid Rehousing

Rapid rehousing (RRH) combines short- to medium-term rental subsidies (usually 90-120 days for high performing programs) with support like housing location and housing stabilization services. Studies show that people receiving RRH assistance are more likely to find and maintain housing than any other housing intervention.


Other links to RRH evidence and information:

Rapid Rehousing: A History and Core Components (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2014)

Rapid Rehousing Brief (HUD Exchange)

Webinar: Core Principles of Housing First and Rapid Rehousing (2014, USICH)

HUD Family Options Study (2015)

Findings and Implications of the Family Options Study (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015)


Metro Denver Homeless Initiative