Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Rehousing


Housing for New Hope relaunched its Rapid Rehousing program in 2013, partnering with Urban Ministries of Durham, Genesis Home, Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network and C.A.A.R.E.Inc to help families in transition move to secure permanent housing.  This collaborative community program strengthens links to employment and mainstream benefits, while also enhancing case management so families can gain much-needed stability.  

Between 2010-2012, Housing for New Hope rapidly rehoused 173 households of formerly homeless families and individuals.  The success of our Rapid Rehousing clients being able to sustain or improve their housing averages 89%! 

Housing for New Hope is committed to move 45 families and 35 individuals from homelessness into their own homes in 2013.  We needs volunteers and donations to make this goal happen!

In one day, you can help move a family or individual literally from homelessness to their new home!  This volunteer opportunity of creating home is both impactful and rewarding for groups.   Here is how it works: you can volunteer to help move a family, sponsor a family’s move or do both. By making a $500 donation, you will help cover the moving costs, help furnish the family’s new apartment and stock their kitchen.    In just one day, volunteers will help families move out of Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, Urban Ministries or Genesis Home; drive a moving truck; pick up their furniture (through partnership with The Green Chair Project); pick up boxes of food (in partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle); unload the truck; and move the family into their new home!


For more information about eligibility for the Rapid Rehousing program, please contact Cynthia Harris, Program Coordinator, at cynthia@housingfornewhope.org or 919.323.2805,

To sponsor a move or volunteer, please contact Melissa Hartzell, Development Director, at Melissa@housingfornewhope.org or call 919.489.6282.

You can help make a difference in the lives of families moving from homelessness into their new home!  You compan , congregation, club/organization or group of friends can adopt a family.  You can donate financially, volunteer or donate items.

Check out how Housing for New Hope works to end family and childhood homelessness...These two films featured families who went through Housing for New Hope's Rapid Re-housing program. The films were shown at Housing for New Hope's 20th Anniversary Breakfast on May 4th, 2012. Thank you to the Frink and Crowe families for sharing their inspiring stories!!!


James’s Story

"If anyone had ever told me I'd ever be homeless, I would have looked at them like they were crazy." Read More...


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