On Monday night, the Rome City Commission agreed to allocate $710,000 over 2 years for a pilot Rapid Rehousing program in partnership with United Way of Rome & Floyd County and Northwest Georgia Housing Authority.
According to the City of Rome, GA –
– The housing authority will provide 26 units at the Hannah’s Place Apartments in the former Willingham Village off Division Street.
– United Way will oversee program and take referrals from partner agencies including Hospitality House, Davies Shelter, the Family Resource Center and Salvation Army.
-United Way will provide intensive Case Management to help get individuals back on their feet. Funding for the project will come from unallocated American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Alli Mitchell, Executive Director of United Way of Rome & Floyd County,
said during a WLAQ interview on Tuesday morning that Rapid Rehousing is intended to help individuals move from precarious housing and shelters into permanent housing.
Mitchell adds that those chosen to participate in the program will be moved into the housing authority’s units, offered wrap-around services, and prepared to be ideal tenants.
For additional information on the Rapid Rehousing program, contact United Way of Rome & Floyd County at www.uwrome.org, (706) 622-1990, or look for the organization on social media.