Quality Supportive Housing

CSH partners with funders, developers and providers of supportive housing to advance high-quality housing and service partnerships that promote resilient and equitable communities through our Quality Supportive Housing Standards & Tools.

Quality Supportive Housing Standards

The CSH Quality Supportive Housing Standards strives to build the capacity of supportive and affordable housing to create and operate high-quality, effective and sustainable units. 

Quality Supportive Housing Standards

This resource will help you understand Quality Standards in planning and operating Quality Supportive Housing.

Supportive Housing Quality Toolkit

View the Toolkit to review Quality Planning in action. Our toolkit has templates and tools you need to ensure quality practices in developing and operating new supportive housing.

Ensure Quality in Planning

Funders of supportive housing need assurances that the projects they finance will operate at a high-level of quality in order to successfully meet tenant and community outcome goals. The Commitment to Quality (CtQ) is a CSH three-page checklist that funders of supportive housing include in their financing applications to ensure that the projects they fund are committed to the Quality Supportive Housing Standards. This tool is intended for projects in the pre-development phase of planning and design and can be used by pre-development, capital, operating, and services funders. Download the Commitment to Quality Checklist.

Ensure Quality in Operation

This online self-assessment was created for providers of supportive housing (both scattered-site and site-based projects) to evaluate their performance, partnerships and agency practices according to the industry standards of Quality Supportive Housing. After completing the self-assessment your agency will receive a summary of your score in each of the Quality Supportive Housing Standards and a corresponding resource list of available training and technical assistance to support your agency to further develop best practices in areas where your scores indicated room for improvement. If you are assessing the quality of BOTH scattered-site programs and site-based supportive housing projects, you will need to complete separate assessments, as scattered-site and site-based supportive housing differ slightly in operating best practices and have unique assessment questions based on the type of supportive housing offered. Click here to take the self-assessment.