SOLUTIONS & SERVICES

The DRC provides community-based, common-sense solutions to homelessness that put Housing First. Housing placement is supported by programs that set the stage for housing or fulfill unmet needs in the community.

DIRECTIONS HOME HOUSING PLACEMENT

Our housing programs follow the Housing First model, so DRC housing specialists help people experiencing homelessness find housing first, then link them to help they’ll  need to succeed. The results: 90% of housing clients maintain housing after one year, 85% maintain housing after two years.

RAPID REHOUSING

The DRC Rapid Rehousing program is designed to quickly place people who are unsheltered in temporary housing. Once housed, individuals or families are set on a path to secure permanent housing in two to four months. Research shows rapid rehousing provides the best long-term housing outcomes.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (PSH)

The DRC is the housing placement and site-based case management services partner for The Palm Tree Apartments, a permanent supportive housing development owned by PF Residential, LLC, and a project of the Paulo’s Foundation.  The complex provides safe, long-term supportive housing for people who face the greatest challenges in maintaining housing.

HEALTHY COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE

The DRC is a linchpin in the Healthy Community Collaborative, an alliance of agencies led by MHMR of Tarrant County that is expanding outreach, housing, and other help for individuals and families experiencing homelessness who live with mental health or behavioral health challenges.

SUPPORTING SERVICES

VICTIMS ADVOCACY PROJECT

The DRC launched the Victims Advocacy Project, one of the first in Texas to help homeless victims of violent crime, in 2014. The Victims Advocacy Project helps crime victims seek justice, find safe shelter and more.

CRITICAL DOCUMENTS SUPPORT

The DRC provides a critical documents specialist to process applications for documents, and the agency offsets fees and related costs to allow people to reestablish identity as quickly as possible. In 2016 alone, nearly 1,000 people were able to document their identity, opening doors to housing, services and employment.

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