Community

The most successful supportive housing does not operate in isolation, but serves an integral role in the larger community. This component represents the opportunities that an individual supportive housing project has to contribute to the achievement of larger community goals.

A supportive housing project that achieves quality with regard to its connection to the community is:

  • Tenant-Centered: Tenants have meaningful opportunities for leadership through such avenues as tenant associations and board positions.
  • Accessible: The housing application and screening process is part of a larger community strategy to coordinate access to housing.
  • Coordinated: Tenants who have high service needs or who are high utilizers of existing systems are given priority for available units.
  • Integrated: There is an overall strategy promoting the ability of tenants to choose from a variety of housing models and neighborhoods.
  • Sustainable: Goals outlined in community planning efforts, such as 10-year plans to end homelessness and consolidated plans, are furthered as a result of this supportive housing.

Select from the links below to access additional resources to support your organization in planning and operating a quality supportive housing project.

Tenant Leadership

Coordinated Access

Housing Model Choice and Community Planning

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