Homelessness has been a problem for many low-income families in Gwinnett County which has the 3rd highest total homeless population in Georgia. Asian American Resource Foundation/Center (AARC) has been devoting it’s time and efforts to this noble mission to prevent and minimize homelessness since 2014. Currently we are serving 25 people and about 30 additional people could be served if the matching funds are available. AARC was recently approved for the Gwinnett County CARES ACT Relief Fund (CRF) in the amount of $218,400 for the proposed project of the Rapid Re-housing and the Homelessness Prevention prgram. AARC’s Supportive Housing Program adopted the Rapid Re-Housing model, one of the most effective and cost-efficient types of housing interventions under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Rapid Re-Housing offers an array of supportive services, including rental assistance, child care, mental health counseling, vocational training, and more. The program is designed to promote community-wide goals to end homelessness; minimize family trauma and dislocation; increase accessibility and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. This approach is predicated on the understanding that homelessness is not caused merely by a lack of shelter, but involves a variety of unmet physical, economic, and social needs. Our project utilizes a collaborative effort tailored to each family that is designed to solve the familial dysfunction and residual turmoil of emotional strains that results from homelessness. With the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the homeless population has never been so vulnerable. A staggering number of people filing for unemployment are on the verge of becoming homeless, adding to the existing population that is already too much to contain if we don’t take any significant action. AARC, with its “Housing First” approach, wants to connect individuals and families with permanent housing first as quickly as possible while easing their multiple chronic conditions and mental illness. Besides connecting homeless individuals and families to community resources, AARC plans to offer life skills workshops where our clients learn how to get back into functioning in society, learn to work a personal or family budget, receive counseling, and any support that can help them become effective and productive citizens. AARC plans, through case management, to provide assistance to low-income families, residents of Gwinnett County who are experiencing or at the verge of being homeless. This project will include, but not limited to identifying potential homeless people with a proactive approach with community and faith based non-profit organization, media, social media platforms and the network AARC has established for the past 24 years.AARC will work with the local Gwinnett County leasing offices and the pool of volunteers to accommodate the needs of client’s as soon as they are qualified to receive our service. AARC will pay all expenses directly to the landlord, utility company and other vendors incurred with expenditures.