Meeting the Needs of Tenants through the Physical Design of Supportive Housing
In supportive housing projects in which you are building (developing) new units of supportive housing, either through new construction or acquisition/rehabilitation, there is an opportunity to match the physical design of the building and units with tenants’ needs. This can include structuring a supportive housing project for families so that all the units face a central interior courtyard in which children can safely play, angled windows to enhance natural light, and common space that can be used for education and employment resources.
The profiles listed in this table all exhibit design features that are intended to meet the needs of a given target population(s).
|Name of Project||Project Location||Target Population|
|Anishinabe Wakaigun||Minneapolis, MN||American Indians|
|Addison Way||Selma, AL||Families|
|Boulevard Apartments||San Diego, CA||Families|
|Groton PILOTs||Groton, CT||Families|
|Wentworth Commons||Chicago, IL||Families|
|Anna Bissonnette||Boston, MA||Older Adults|
|The Domenech||New York, NY||Older Adults|
|Mission Creek||San Francisco, CA||Older Adults|
|Parkside Apartments||Kewanee, IL||Older Adults|
|The Franklin||Bridgeport, CT||Veterans|
|Milwaukee Veterans Manor||Milwaukee, WI||Veterans|
|Rayen Apartments||Los Angeles, CA||Youth|
|Robin’s Nest||Glassboro, NJ||Youth|
|Seventh Landing||St. Paul, MN||Youth|
Click on the link to read more about Suggestions for Physical Design Standards in Supportive Housing Developments.
View more of these documents in the Project Profiles section.