Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


Publication cover for 'The Ending Family Homelessness Pilot: Rapid Re-Housing for TANF Families'

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The Ending Family Homelessness Pilot: Rapid Re-Housing for TANF Families

In April 2013, the Ending Family Homelessness (EFH) pilot program began providing rapid re-housing and other services to homeless families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This report examines baseline risk information on TANF parents and children participating in EFH compared to other TANF clients in the balance of the state. Almost all participants entered the program from emergency shelters or places not meant for housing, such as cars or the street. EFH parents were more likely than other parents on TANF to face barriers to housing and employment such as family violence, substance use, mental illness, and involvement with the criminal justice system.