In addition to offering tenants the opportunity to choose among multiple units of supportive housing, it is also important that the community has supportive housing in a range of models and locations. In many communities, supportive housing is almost entirely found in a single model, such as single-site buildings with 100% supportive housing concentrated in a few neighborhoods. Since tenants have family and other connections to diverse communities, communities should mirror that diversity in the overall supportive housing available to tenants.
The organizations that are part of a supportive housing project team play a significant role in addressing systemic issues such as homelessness or affordable housing availability in the community. By participating in community planning processes, the supportive housing project team can push for needed changes and ensure that the project contributes to the achievement of overall community goals.
Participating in data management systems and sharing data within the bounds of confidentiality also can be important in understanding the most successful interventions in the community. This ensures that housing and service providers can continue to improve and learn from one another.