The RHN members have once again collaborated with their partner agencies and produced a statewide report on the RAFT program in Fiscal Year 2018. FY 18 brought some changes from past years; there was an increase in funding and an increase in funds available for households meeting the expanded eligibility criteria. One thing that hasn’t changed… the need for cost-effective strategies to prevent homelessness like RAFT.
Take a look at our statewide and regional reports to learn more about the families who were assisted and the circumstances they were facing. Similar to last year, we found striking cost savings for every family that avoided homelessness through the RAFT program in terms of shelter costs alone. To see more about the great work that has taken place over the year through the RAFT program, please see the Fiscal Year 2018 RAFT report at RHN_RAFT_Statewide Report_FY 18.
Check out our Tell me more about MY region… Regional Agency Reports post to find all of the Fiscal Year 2018 regional reports as well.
In addition to the statewide report, we have once again prepared inserts for each of the 11 administering agencies with a breakout of regional-specific information. Here are the links to each of the regional reports:
I’m pleased to share the work of some of our partners in the homelessness prevention world. Project Hope, HomeStart, and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative have recently released their Boston Housing Court Data Report. This report contains data about all cases filed in Boston Housing Court in 2014, including:
- Percentage of cases resulting in eviction
- Median amount of rent owed
- Comparisons between subsidized and market-rate tenants
- Comparisons between different types of property owners
- Impact of legal representation and repayment agreements
- Comparisons by neighborhood
- Impact of eviction prevention programs (HomeStart’s Court Intervention Project, Project Hope’s eviction prevention program in the Dudley Street neighborhood, and MBHP’s RAFT program)
The report is a great companion to the RHN Statewide RAFT report and can be found here: 2014-housing-court-report You can also access a summary of the report here: 2014-housing-court-report-summary
In addition to the statewide report, we have prepared an insert for each of the 11 administering agencies with a breakout of regional-specific information. Here are the links to each of the regional reports:
On November 17, the RHN released the first ever statewide report on the Massachusetts Residential Assistance for Families in Transition, or RAFT, program. All 11 administering agencies contributed to take a look at the impact of the program across the state. Click on the link to our report to find out what we discovered. raftinmass2016web