Rapid Rehousing for LGBT Youth
The Rapid Rehousing for LGBTQ Youth program targets LGBTQ youth ages 18-24 experiencing chronic homelessness, as defined by HUD. The program provides rental subsidies for up to 24 months, security deposits, emergency financial assistance, moving assistance and supportive case management. The Housing Case Manager helps youth identify housing based on their unique needs, preferences, and financial resources; deal with issues that may inhibit access to housing (credit, debt, legal issues); and negotiate manageable and appropriate lease agreements with landlords. Youth have access to Independent Living Skills workshops focused on budgeting, employment, education, nutrition, landlord relations and healthcare.