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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Idaho Housing and Finance Association:
Building Fundraising Networks for Homeless Service Providers
The Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge bolsters resources for nonprofit homeless service providers throughout Idaho.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority:
MSHDA's Statewide Campaign “Pledge to End Veterans Homelessness”
MSHDA's statewide campaign to bolster efforts and commitments to help veterans experiencing homelessness.
Minnesota Housing's Step-Down pilot helps move people from site-based supportive housing into scattered-site housing and better utilize scarce resources.
Rhode Island Housing:
Housing Stabilization Program: Protecting Tenancy for At-Risk Renters
Housing Stabilization program significantly decreases lease terminations and prevents homelessness.
Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority:
Rethke Terrace Supportive Housing
Rethke Terrace provides 60-units of supportive housing for people who have experienced chronic homelessness.