Special Needs Housing: Combating Homelessness
Recognizes programs that best provide affordable housing and services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Note: Individual developments are not eligible for an award.
Special Needs Housing entries will be judged on the degree to which they:
- Are innovative
- Are replicable
- Respond to an important state housing need
- Demonstrate measurable benefits to HFA targeted customers
- Have a proven track record of success in the marketplace
- Provide benefits that outweigh costs
- Demonstrate effective use of resources
- Effectively employ partnerships
- Achieve strategic objectives
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Alabama Housing Finance Authority:
"Collaboration Encouraged in QAP Leads to Housing for Homeless Vets"
The collaboration encouraged in AHFA's QAP leads to one-of-a-kind development for veterans.
Delaware State Housing Authority:
"Ending Veteran Homelessness"
Delaware Governor will end Veteran homelessness in Delaware in 2015.
District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency:
"So Others Might Eat (SOME) Permanent Supportive Housing Finance Partnership"
Partnership between DCHFA and a local social services provider to counter homelessness in the District.
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development:
"Maryland's Families First Program for Veterans"
Maryland's Families First Program for Veterans
Minnesota Housing (Winner):
"Ending Veteran Homelessness One Veteran at a Time"
The Minnesota’s Veterans Registry has created a better understanding and response system for needs on a Veteran-by-Veteran basis.
"Preventing and Ending Veteran Homelessness"
VHDA’s three-step program is helping to end veteran homelessness in Virginia by 2015.