Putting the Pieces Together for Hotel and Real Estate Conversion to Housing

CSH offers guidance and tools on how states, counties, and cities can successfully acquire and convert hotels, motels and other available residential and commercial properties into affordable and supportive housing by using existing state resources and/or federal funding.

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Meeting the Moment

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states and communities across the country face a historic moment and opportunity to improve the lives of their most vulnerable residents.

As communities went into lockdown, people experiencing homelessness and those in institutional settings had no homes to seek refuge. Many communities relocated them into temporary places such as motels and hotels as part of their quarantine strategy and to reduce density in congregate settings.

Now, as communities emerge from the pandemic, creating new housing units and preserving existing housing inventories is crucial for increasing access to affordable and supportive housing. We are at a critical inflection point to meet both immediate response needs for isolation units and the current urgent need.


From Hotel to Home Webinar Series

The CSH From Hotel to Home webinar series sponsored by Capital One offers various guidance and tools. States, counties, and cities can learn how to successfully acquire and convert hotels, motels, and other available residential/commercial properties into affordable and supportive housing. In many cases, jurisdictions can use existing state resources and federal funding.

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The CSH Hotel to Home Initiative

CSH supports communities interested in leveraging real estate conversions to expand access to supportive housing.

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Conversion Resources for Communities

Learn about for opportunities to leverage HOME-ARP & other resources.


Focus on Quality Development

Learn about CSH's dimensions of quality framework, toolkits, and resources.


CSH Lending & Investment Opportunities

Read about for information on lending and investment opportunities.


Resources from CSH Partners

Read about national conversion case studies, webinars, and resources.

CSH works to integrate supportive housing into federal, state, and local policies and funding. Staff across the country are engaged with policy work at different levels.