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Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing 

Ending homelessness and helping individuals and families remain permanently housed

In July 2017, EUMA expanded our work to end homelessness in NW Pennsylvania by rapidly re-housing those experiencing homelessness. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), rapid re-housing is an intervention, informed by a Housing First approach that is a critical part of a community’s effective homeless crisis response system.

Rapid re-housing rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. 
(Department of Housing and Urban Development). RAPID RE-HOUSING. Retrieved from

Who We Serve:

·   Qualified homeless individuals, couples and families.

·   To qualify, individuals must be able to verify homelessness and complete an assessment to determine eligibility by calling 814-SHELTER.


How We Serve:

·  First Month's Rent

·  Deposit

·  Short Rental Subsidy (1-3 months)

·  Medium Rental Subsidy (3-6 months)

Other financial supports IF the need is preventing the client from getting permanent including, but not limited to:

·  Moving support;

·  PA ID, Birth Certificate;

·  Case management services that include:

·  Weekly in home check-in following permanent housing placement for 1 month;

·  In home and/or check-ins following permanent housing placement, to ensure the client remains permanently and stably housed;

·  Referrals to needed services that will aid in the client's permanent housing placement with emphasis on increased household income, mental and physical  health services and children services.


Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager 

Rose Asbury                                                                                                  


Housing Specialists

Joe Cancilla

Michelle Fraschetti                                                                                                      

Our Impact This Year

  • Adults and children sheltered


  • Bed nights provided by Our Neighbors' Place


  • Veterans exiting to permanent housing


  • People rapidly re-housed


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