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.

Judging Criteria

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

If you have questions, please email awards@ncsha.org or call 202-624-7710.

2016 Winner

Delaware State Housing Authority

2016 Entries

Arizona Department of Housing/Arizona Housing Finance Authority:
Rapid Rehousing Through Innovative Funding Sources

An innovative approach to end homelessness through down-payment assistance program success.

Delaware State Housing Authority:
DSHA's HomeWorks Partnership - Helping Homeless Students

DSHA partnered with school districts to house homeless students.

Florida Housing Finance Corporation:
Codifying housing assistance for Florida's vulnerable populations: Homeless households

Codifying housing assistance for Florida's vulnerable populations: Homeless households

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority:
Indiana Supportive Housing Pipeline Management Process

Indiana Supportive Housing Pipeline Management Process: Assisting teams throughout the development stage.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority:
Creatively Combating Homelessness in Michigan

Using the Housing Choice Voucher and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs to combat homelessness in Michigan.

Virginia Housing:
Preventing and Ending Veteran Homelessness

A unique and comprehensive grantmaking strategy making Virginia the first state to end veteran homelessness.