Supported Housing

Supportive housing combines housing and services for people with low-incomes who have disabilities. This housing aims to reduce homelessness, promotes independence for people with disabilities, improve an individual’s health and help individuals retain employment. Supportive housing options can range from individual apartments (scattered-site) or in a single building or apartment complex (single-site).

  • Housing is permanent
  • Tenants sign leases and pay rent
  • Tenants may stay as long as he or she pays rent and complies with the terms of the lease or rental agreement
  • The housing requires no more than 30 percent of household income

Supportive housing programs combine:

  • Capital funding used by providers to purchase, rehabilitate, or build new permanent supportive housing
  • Operating or rent subsidies to pay the difference between the rent a tenant can afford and the actual monthly housing cost
  • Supportive services that help tenants maintain stability and can be offered at the home, a clinic, or by a mobile service team
  • Tenant participation in services is voluntary and not a requirement for people to keep housing