Shifts in Practice Based on Rapid Re-Housing for Rural Homelessness: An Exploratory Study of Micropolitan Homeless Service Provision

Shifts in Practice Based on Rapid Re-Housing for Rural Homelessness: An Exploratory Study of Micropolitan Homeless Service Provision

Based on interviews with rural homeless service providers, the authors examine how policy has created shifts in practice for organizations serving homeless populations. Homeless individuals find a decreasing opportunity for assistance while awaiting Rapid Re-Housing. Some organizations, dependent on Rapid Re-Housing monies, are facing a lack of funding to pay for general homeless care provision. Organizations are creating care networks to address requirements of the new policy in addition to pooling resources in underserved areas.

JOURNAL: Contemporary Rural Social Work
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 2
PAGES: 127-134
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015
LOCATION: Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky, USA