Stop the Clock: Fix Austin’s Rapid Rehousing Program and Invest in Housing for the Poor

Stop the Clock: Fixing Rapid Rehousing and Invest in Housing for the Poor

Austin’s Rapid Rehousing program is too brief, and is often used for people who need a higher level of care, such as permanent supportive housing. The short-term rental assistance offered by RRH can keep people housed long term when it’s paired with a Housing Choice Voucher. However, permanent housing vouchers and affordable housing are too scarce in our city, meaning that hundreds of people are exited to homelessness after receiving RRH for six months to one year. No one should become homeless again after having rapid rehousing. Stop the Clock on RRH short time-limits and invest in housing for the poor! 

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