Rapid Rehousing is a program from HUD available for single or two parent families experiencing homelessness. Rapid Rehousing participants receive quality support for up to 24 months from Catholic Charities’ Case Managers, who assist them in accessing housing, entitlements, counseling, child care, educational and employment opportunities. The goal for participants of Rapid Rehousing is to achieve self-sufficiency. Participants in the program have an opportunity to work and/or attend school full time, so they may increase their earning potential.
Program participants are encouraged to access all services for which they are eligible, attend counseling and life skills workshops, and prepare a budget. Rent is paid each month by participants and is 30% of the participant’s adjusted income. Catholic Charities will assist families to obtain proof of homelessness, apply for all benefits for which they are eligible, and demonstrate a clear desire to be self-sufficient and seek/maintain stable employment and demonstrate a desire to be self-sufficient. Available in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE Rapid rehousing program?
Homeless families who are living on the street or in a shelter are eligible for this program and must be referred through the Coalition to End Homelessness.
Housing Referral Process for families experiencing homelessness
Referrals are handled through the Coalition to End Homelessness. Please call (505) 772-0547 (Santa Fe) or (505) 217-9570 (Albuquerque) to take the Coordinated Entry Assessment over the phone.
What about Application fees and deposit?
Our program covers application fees and deposit.
What is expected of participating families?
This program is intended to help heads of household find consistent employment and asks that families pay 30% of household income toward their rent. Families must work hard to find employment and graduate the program so that other families may be assisted.
Is this section 8 or public housing?
No, this is not Section 8 or Public Housing. To learn more about Section 8 housing, visit https://www.abqha.org/rental-assistance.aspx
Abq coordinated resource guide
Other options for rental assistance and homless services
Starting at 7:00 am, walk-ins only and they take the first 5 people. First come, first served.
Enroll in their homeless outreach program to receive a cadre of services PLUS the coordinated entry assessment.(505) 843-9405
4500 2nd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87105
Westside Emergency Housing Center
7440 Jim McDowell NW
OTHER HOUSING PROGRAMS: