This project will provide evidence on ‘rapid rehousing’ in homelessness services—an approach based on the idea that rehousing people experiencing homelessness quickly reduces negative outcomes. It will investigate if the amount of time it takes to rehouse people experiencing homelessness differs between population subgroups, and whether the time taken to rehouse someone is associated with their housing stability.

The findings will inform future work to create a ‘rapid rehousing’ benchmark. The benchmark aims to identify at which point a household’s chances of experiencing homelessness again are reduced.