Rapid Rehousing and Eviction Prevention

SMCAA provides homeless individuals/families with housing case management, supportive services, and rental assistance.

The federal Emergency Solutions Grant program (ESG) provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness as authorized under the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 and State program requirements. SMCAA administers the ESG program with funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to individuals and families in Cass and Van Buren Counties.

SMCAA provides participants with housing case management, supportive services, and rental assistance through Rapid Rehousing and Eviction Prevention.

​Rapid Rehousing targets individuals and households with children that are coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter. The purpose of this program is to make each household's experience of homelessness as brief as possible by moving them into permanent housing quickly and to support the household in their efforts to live as independently as possible.

Potential Assistance Offered

- Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street
- Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families
- Help operate and provide essential services in emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families
- Prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless.

Eligibility Requirements

- Participants must reside in Cass or Van Buren County
- Individuals or families come directly from the streets or an emergency shelter
- Meet VI-SPDAT scoring in the rapid rehousing or PSH intervention range

Application Process

If you fit within the eligibility requirements listed above, you may qualify for this program! Before beginning the application process, be advised that the following documentation MUST be included with your applicated in order to be processed:

There is no application process. Clients must be referred.