CSH Report Identifies Supportive Housing Development Strategies
Posted under Resources on September 28, 2012
From the Corporation for Supportive Housing
Housing Credit Policies in 2012 that Promote Supportive Housing builds the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s assessment of 2010 and 2011 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) policies and examines the strategies housing credit agencies adopted to foster and encourage supportive housing development within QAPs for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), highlighting significant changes made within QAPs this year.
CSH examined 54 QAPs for this report.
Supportive housing is an innovative and proven solution to some of communities’ toughest problems. It combines affordable housing with services that help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy and dignity. Supportive housing is a cost-effective way to end homelessness by providing people who are chronically homeless or have other special needs with a way out of expensive emergency public services and back into their own homes and communities. Supportive housing not only improves the lives of its residents but also generates significant public savings. Communities across the country have identified expanded supplies of supportive housing as critical to their efforts to end homelessness. Housing Credit Policies in 2012 that Promote Supportive Housing represents one element of our ongoing collaborative efforts to analyze and share information regarding the role of the federal Housing Credit in financing supportive housing development.
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