R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing
The City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions is taking action to reduce the number of homeless residents within our communities and to prevent further homelessness through a range of initiatives including the R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing Initiative (RTR). This initiative, formerly known as the Dallas R.E.A.L. Time Rapid Rehousing Initiative, is on track to house over 2,700 unique individuals by 2023. The City and its partners now have a new goal of housing 6,000 unique individuals by 2025.
This initiative is actively changing the lives of our homeless community members and working to make our City a safer, healthier, and more life-affirming place to live.
How It Works
The RTRR aims to rehouse over 2,700 individuals experiencing homelessness by the end of 2023. This is an historic opportunity utilizing an unprecedented amount of funding to house our unsheltered neighbors.
- Over 2,000 individuals and families housed over 2 years
- 758 vouchers for domestic violence survivors, families, and individuals with chronic health or other issues
- 2,004 individuals deemed likely to be able to stabilize and sustain housing after 12 months
Housing through Rapid Rehousing and Emergency Shelter Vouchers:
Each participant in the program goes through an assessment. If the individual is deemed likely to maintain a stable home environment long term, then they will be placed in housing paid for with a RTRR-rental subsidy paying their rent for twelve months. Each individual receives move-in kits containing a variety of items to get them started on their new journey, from pots and pans to furniture. Individuals also receive personalized supportive services through case management, including but not limited to- mental healthcare, food assistance, job training, and placement.
Emergency Housing Vouchers:
For participants who are assessed and considered chronically homeless or found to be unlikely able to sustain housing after one year, the RTRR will utilize Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). EHVs provide permanent rental subsidies and services for as long as the individual qualifies financially. These individuals also receive move-in kits containing a variety of items to get them started on their new journey, from pots and pans to furniture. Individuals also receive personalized supportive services through case management, including but not limited to- mental healthcare, food assistance, job training, and placement.
The R.E.A.L. Time Rehousing initiative cannot happen without the support of the community.