Outputs from the Rapid Re-Housing Pilot Testing project for families with children (Rapid Re-Housing)

Černá, E., Ripka, Š. a Bartošová, I. Analysis of the initial status of participants from the target group: Pilot testing of rapid re-housing for families with children (Rapid Re-Housing). 2018.

The research report introduces main findings on the situation of homeless families in the city of Brno. The main activity of the project consists of housing offers together with social support in their flats. Families were chosen through a lottery from the population of all families in housing need in April 2016 (50 intervention families, 100 control families). Analyses detail families´ experiences with homelessness, structure of families, financial situation, employment and health (including psychological wellbeing).

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Černá, E., Bartošová, I., Ferencová, M., Fialík, A., Freund, M., Giňová, M., Janeček, D., Kopšo, L., Kubala, P., Lesák, V., Milota, J., Novák, K., Ripka, Š. a Staněk, R. Innovation methodology “Pilot testing of rapid re-housing for families with children” (Rapid Re-Housing)”. 2018.

In this publication, we describe social innovation of rapid re-housing for families developed in the city of Brno. The toolkit is structured into seven chapters, detailing implementation process of this social innovation. In the first chapter we define the approach of Housing First and key aspects of implementation in the Czech context. The second chapter describes Registry week as a tool of assessing housing exclusion of families in the city of Brno. In the third chapter we explain evaluation of the project including randomized control trial design. The fourth chapter specifies a resettlement process. The fifth chapter is dedicated to necessary training and education of support workers delivering the Housing First approach. The sixth chapter elaborates the topic of complex support for families and their children. In the seventh chapter we define involvement of stakeholders, specifically of political representation, municipality officers and non-profit organisations delivering social housing programmes.

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Černá, E., Ripka, Š. a Bartošová, I. Ongoing evaluation report 1/ Pilot testing of rapid re-housing for families with children (Rapid Re-Housing). 2018.

Qualitative Evaluation Report 1 is dedicated to analyses and description of implementation process of Rapid Re-Housing in the city of Brno. The project aim was to end homelessness of 50 families in housing need (living in hostels or other sub-standardised housing conditions). As key factors of successful implementation of the project we identified: openness to innovative approaches, cooperation between stakeholders, political support and transparent communication towards public, but as well inside of the team. Main challenges of the implementation process included: resettlement of the families, rent debts, neighbourhood relations and project’s PR. We also analysed social work implementation. The topics opened with families while re-settling them included: domestic violence, pre-school and school arrangements, mediation of neighbours’ conflicts and material and financial sustainability of the family (social benefits). Social workers used intensive case management as a method, with some innovative aspects, such as mediation of neighbours’ conflicts, practical help with moving in, peer support, matching preferences of the client - key worker and the client - flat.

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Ripka, Š., Černá, E., Kubala, P. a Staněk, R. Interim evaluation report 2 / Implications of re-housing six months after moving in. Pilot testing of rapid re-housing for families with children (Rapid Re-Housing). 2018.

Quantitative Evaluation Report 2 analyses and describes results of Rapid Re-Housing project in the city of Brno after six months from re-housing. Primary and secondary outcomes were evaluated. Primary outcomes included: ending homelessness, improvement of housing security, decrease of psychosocial stress of primary carers and decrease in usage of emergency health services. Secondary expected outcomes assumed that stable and financially affordable housing will bring changes in the area of school attendance of children, health improvement, decrease of a number of children in institutional care, economic stability, more active cooperation with institutions, etc. Intervention led to improvement of housing stability and quality, which influenced a quality of life and health of the families. Their social integration was also improved.

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Ripka, Š., Černá, E. a Kubala, P. Final evaluation report / Target state analysis. Implications of re-housing 12 months after moving in “Pilot testing of rapid re-housing for families with children (Rapid Re-Housing)”. 2018.

The final research report describes impacts of re-housing of former homeless families in the city of Brno after 12 months. The main indicator was housing sustainability, which was 97% (48 families out of 50) after 12 months. Other primary and secondary impacts were analysed (in the areas of health, housing quality, social network, employment, school performance of children etc.). Qualitative analyses looked into project’s functionality, social work with families, sustainability of solution and upscaling of the model.

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Updated: 09. 01. 2020