Based on interviews with rural homeless service providers, the authors examine in this practice note 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.
Sloan, Margaret F. Ph.D.; Ford, Karen A.; and Merritt, Daisha M. Ph.D.
"Shifts in Practice Based on Rapid Re-Housing for Rural Homelessness: An Exploratory Study of Micropolitan Homeless Service Provision,"
Contemporary Rural Social Work: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.murraystate.edu/crsw/vol7/iss2/10