Q-BLOK profiled by HUD as a Rapid Re-housing Model Nationally for Homeless Youth
We are proud that our Q-BLOK supportive housing program has been profiled by HUD as a nationally recognized rapid re-housing model for ending youth homelessness! Click here for Pathfinders’ Q-BLOK profile.
Rapid re-housing for youth (defined as less than 25 years of age) is an evolving model that can be implemented using the Permanent Housing-Rapid Re-housing component under HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD has profiled Pathfinders as one of four Rapid Re-housing Models for Homeless Youth that use a variety of funding sources (HUD, HHS, private and foundation funding, etc.). Each profile highlights replicable promising practices for:
- Rapidly moving youth into permanent housing;
- Offering short- to medium-term financial assistance; and
- Providing developmentally appropriate case management and services.
This information, contributed by representatives from each profiled program, highlights what is working for these programs and furthers an important dialogue on ending youth homelessness.
As a result of this important recognition,Tim Baack, Pathfinders’ President & CEO has been asked to work with the National Alliance to End Homelessness and assist with its Practice Knowledge Project, which in their words is “an effort to convene youth providers who are doing innovative work to dive deep into the wisdom they have developed over the years in serving youth experiencing homelessness. This practice knowledge will make an important contribution to the many gaps in data at the national level about what interventions are most effective for ending youth homelessness.”