Quality affordable and supportive housing requires resources for capital to build or renovate the housing unit, revenue to support operations at the property, and funding to support direct service or coordination to connect residents to services. While the resources for capital and operations are by no means sufficient or easy to access; identifying and securing funding to sustain the range of services to meet resident needs is sometimes the most difficult. This challenge stems from the need for property owners and providers to identify and coordinate resources from a wide range of sources – public and private – and to repeat the resource search year after year to maintain continued services for existing and new residents.
The Guide to Service Funding in Supportive Housing is targeted for a cross section of stakeholders interested in developing and sustaining quality supportive and affordable housing with services. The Guide features new and updated resources and mechanisms to streamline funding of services linked to affordable and supportive housing.