Coordinated Assessment: Re-Housing

Households in Participating Shelters

Coordinated Assessment visits participating shelters at least weekly to conduct re-housing assessments. During these visits, Coordinated Assessment will work to determine eligibility for participating re-housing programs and make referrals as appropriate. If a household has especially high barriers to gaining or maintaining housing, they may be evaluated for supportive housing.

For more information on the types of re-housing programs available, see “Types of Re-Housing Programs,” below. For a list of specific programs, visit our participating providers page.

Referrals for Re-Housing Assessment (CMHCs and PATH only)

Community Mental Health Centers and PATH street outreach programs can refer clients they believe to be homeless directly to Coordinated Assessment. Referrals from CMHCs and PATH will be assessed for re-housing eligibility using the same eligibility criteria as clients and households staying in participating shelters. However, CMHCs are asked to complete the Housing Impairment Assessment form when making the referral and have it available once a re-housing assessment is scheduled.

At a minimum, we ask CMHCs and PATH to be sure to refer clients and households who meet one or more of the following:

  • Stayed the previous night in a non-participating emergency shelter (Cherry Street Mission Ministries or Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission); or
  • Stayed the previous night in a hotel/motel in lieu of permanent housing, or in a place not meant for habitation such as an abandoned building, a car, or outdoors.

Types of Re-Housing Programs

These are general descriptions of services, participant responsibilities, and observed outcomes for programs.

Rapid Re-Housing

Services: Temporary financial assistance with deposits, rent, and/or utilities in private market rental units; assistance with searching for housing and negotiating a lease agreement; and education on tenant rights and responsibilities.

Participant Responsibilities: May be required to contribute a portion of adjusted household income toward program or housing costs; may be required to increase income and decrease expenses; required to work with a case manager to develop goals, timelines, budget, and assess progress.

Typical Outcomes: 89 percent of households exit to permanent housing; and 2 percent return to homelessness within six months.

Transitional Housing

Services: Temporary housing in specific locations, which may be congregate (group) living; and more intensive programming than Rapid Re-Housing, including support and recovery groups, clinical treatment, life skills, and self-sufficiency training.

Participant Responsibilities: May be required to contribute a portion of their adjusted income toward program or housing costs; required to work with a case manager to develop goals, timelines, and assess progress; and must remain in treatment for any substance abuse or mental health conditions.

Typical Outcomes: 59 percent exit to permanent housing; and 12 percent return to homelessness within six months.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Services: Ongoing housing for persons with disabling conditions that impair their ability to gain or maintain housing; and supportive services for the client’s disabling condition.

Participant Responsibilities: Household must contribute a portion of its adjusted income toward housing costs; may be required to be enrolled in treatment services or other medical care for disabling condition; strongly encouraged to remain enrolled in treatment services or other ongoing medical care for disabling condition; and must remain compliant with terms of lease agreement.

Typical Outcomes: 99 percent of households are retained in housing for at least six months; 71 percent of those who exit go to permanent housing.