Transitional Housing Corporation, Community of Hope, the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) spent the past year and a half piloting a program called Family Housing Solutions (FHS). This project was created to, “alleviate the immediate pressures in the family shelter system; and, continue to move forward with system reform.” FHS uses the F-SPDAT (Family Services Prioritization Decision Assessment Tool) to ascertain what kind of housing program would be the best
We are excited to share both the Summary and the Final Report on the Housing Solutions Project with you. This report outlines the Year One Results, quotes from homeless families from their assessments, and conclusions about the effectiveness of the program in the context of Washington, DC.
A few highlights from this report:
– Over 835 families in DC General, temporary shelters and motels were assessed
– 78% of the families that were assessed would benefit from Rapid Rehousing, 15% from one-time assistance and 7% from Permanent Supportive Housing
– 95% of families that existed from Rapid Rehousing had not returned to DC shelter as of 12/31/13
– 42% of families in Rapid Rehousing increased their income before exiting
– 96% of families in Permanent Supportive Housing maintained stable housing