Supportive Housing: Single Site Model

In a Supportive Housing Single Site model all units within a single property or building provide housing for a range of supportive housing populations including people experiencing homelessness, persons with disabilities (including Olmstead populations and other at-risk populations). Supportive Housing Single Site models provide opportunity for independent living for supportive housing populations combined with supportive services and peer support to help promote housing stability. This model provides a great opportunity to achieve integration of a range of supportive housing populations. Property management of the property is managed by the ownership entity or in agreement with a third party manager, depending on the housing type and the number of units. The owner and property management coordinates with one or more supportive service partners to design and deliver services to supportive housing tenants and support housing stability.

This toolkit answers a variety of questions about implementing a Supportive Housing Single Site model, including but not limited to:

  1. How do project partners determine the demand for and market to specific supportive housing population needs in my community?
  2. What type of supports and services are needed for supportive housing populations to live independently in the community?
  3. What are the best strategies for serving mixed supportive housing populations in a single site development?
  4. What are the benefits and challenges of developing supportive housing utilizing a single site model?
  5. What are the different housing types that can be created under a Single Site Supportive Housing Model?
  6. What are the roles and responsibilities for key partners needed to successfully develop and operate a Single Site Supportive Housing Model?
  7. What does community integration look like in a Single Site Supportive Housing Model?
  8. What are the best practices for managing community opposition to supportive housing?
  9. How can rental assistance be used in a Single Site Supportive Housing model?


Publication Date: 
Corporation for Supportive Housing
United States