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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Kentucky Housing Corporation
Colorado Housing and Finance Agency:
Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit
The Toolkit is designed to increase the number of permanent supportive housing.
Idaho Housing and Finance Association:
Building Fundraising Networks for Homeless Service Providers
The Avenues for Hope housing challenge ensures Idaho nonprofits are well equipped to combat homelessness.
Illinois Housing Development Authority:
Rental Housing Support Program Special Demonstration
A unique partnership connects high-need patients with supportive housing upon discharge from the hospital.
Kentucky Housing Corporation:
Recovery Kentucky: A Structured, Supportive Housing Recovery Solution to Kentucky’s Opioid Epidemic
For over 10 years, Recovery Kentucky has helped rescue individuals from addiction and homelessness.
Louisiana Housing Corporation:
Louisiana’s Housing Heroes
Disaster response initiative houses displaced families by leveraging public-private partnerships while reducing federal expenditures.
New York City Housing Development Corporation:
The Homestretch Program
Innovative plan that has nonprofits “co-develop” homeless shelters and housing in the same development.
Ohio Housing Finance Agency:
Confronting Homelessness: Examining the Scope of Ohio’s Silent Crisis and Its Local Solutions
The Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse Report on the Scope of Homelessness in Ohio.
Wyoming Community Development Authority:
WCDA Transitional Housing Fund
The Transitional Housing Fund (THF) assists Wyoming’s homeless and formerly homeless individuals transitioning to permanent housing.