Special Needs Housing: Housing for Persons with Special Needs

Recognizes programs, other than those focused primarily on combating homelessness, that best provide affordable housing and services for persons with special needs.

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.

2017 Winner

Washington State Housing Finance Commission

2017 Entries

Mississippi Home Corporation:
Mississippi CHOICE Program

CHOICE is a collaborative partnership between agencies to provide rental assistance and supportive services to individuals with serious mental illness.

New York City Housing Development Corporation:
Leveraging Affordable Housing Programs to Serve Senior Homeless and Disabled

Programs for low-income housing with homeless component utilized to assist senior homeless and disabled.

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency:
North Dakota Supportive Housing Collaborative

North Dakota Supportive Housing Collaborative: Bridging the gaps and breaking through silos.

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs:
Amy Young Barrier Removal Program of the Texas Housing Trust Fund

State-funded program for low-income Texans with disabilities to make accessibility modifications and eliminate hazardous conditions.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission:
Capital Plus! Small Loan Partnership

Small loans support higher-risk but critically-needed housing projects that would be otherwise unfinanceable.