What is Supportive Housing?

Posted by Pam Blanton on May 5, 2010

From THE NETWORK, Supportive Housing Network of NY

Supportive housing — permanent, affordable housing in which a range of on-site support services are available —provides low-income, disabled and formerly homeless people the help and support they need to stay housed and live independent, healthy and fulfilling lives.  Supportive housing is the single most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce homelessness. It strengthens communities and helps integrate people with disabilities and other special needs into the life of their neighborhoods.

Because supportive housing is designed to meet tenants’ needs with services that match their challenges, the people who live there thrive. Dozens of studies attest to the positive impacts of  supportive housing: residents stay housed, get healthy and reconnect to the community.  READ MORE

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