Rapid Re-housing

Rapid re-housing helps people experiencing homelessness move quickly from emergency shelters or the streets into housing. Rapid re-housing funds are flexible, offering short- and medium-term rental subsidies, security deposits, utility assistance, or other start-up costs that are needed to quickly secure housing.

MHSA's Rapid Re-housing program helps homeless individuals and families move quickly from Boston's shelters or streets into housing. Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the ESG Rapid Re-housing program is a collaboration between MHSA and HomeStart, with support from the Boston Public Health Commission, Pine Street Inn, St. Francis House, and other Boston-area shelter providers. In FY16, the program helped 180 individuals and 38 families move into permanent housing.

For more information about rapid re-housing, visit the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Solutions Database.