Years of a weakened economy has pushed many DC residents who were previously securely housed and employed into homelessness for the first time. Housing Up’s rapid re-housing programs center on quickly moving families who are experiencing homelessness into permanent housing with leases in their own name and providing short-term rental assistance and case management support to assist families in getting back on their feet and regaining economic self-sufficiency. Families receive assistance in 3-4 month increments, with most able to regain economic independence within 6-12 months. Assistance includes financial support through security deposits and rental subsidies as well as services such as employment counseling, credit repair, and financial education.
Housing Up offers two rapid re-housing programs – the Family Rehousing and Stabilization Program (FRSP) and HomeWard. Housing Up’s FRSP (funded by the District) serves over 150 families and our HomeWard program (funded by HUD) serves 25 families.
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