The goals of Five County’s Rapid Re-housing program are to:
- Move homeless adults and families from shelter into housing as fast as possible in a way which is fair to client and landlords
- Provide intensive case management to obtain employment, stay off the streets, and obtain access to other resources needed to stabilize and work towards self-sufficiency
- Provide housing toolkits to clients, so as to prepare them to be good tenants in the future.
Five County strives to follow the best practices established by the Utah Continuum of Care – Balance of State, the Utah State Homeless Coordinating Committee, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Clients are selected based on greatest need, rather than being the first one on the waiting list. Selection for the program comes from the Community Housing Lists for the Washington and Iron County Local Homeless Coordinating Committees, with the input of community partners.
If you are literally homeless (sleeping in a car, sleeping outdoors, squatting in a place not fit for human habitation) and cannot get into shelter (Switchpoint, Dove Center, Iron County Care and Share, and Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center), Five County staff can provide assessments to place you on the housing list and provide a hygiene kit. If you are in Beaver, Garfield, or Kane counties, we may even be able to provide a hotel voucher for you.