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Housing Development Resources

Learn about the supportive and affordable housing development process.

Explore the resources below for more information.

ACLAIMH 39th Annual Conference
Converting an ESSHI Award into a Project
Watch the preview here!
Part I of the Supportive Housing Development Series

ACLAIMH 40th Annual Conference
ESSHI - NYC 15/15: Making You Project Happen
Watch the entire presentation here!
Part II of the Supportive Housing Development Series

NEPA Process

Affordable Housing Development using Federal funds (HUD Section 8 Vouchers) requires a NEPA review.

Development Cost - Infographics
Environmental Infographic
Who lives in subsidized housing
Presentation Cover

View the slides from the 2018 presentation.


What are the real facts about Supportive housing?

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An easy to follow flow chart from the New York Division of Local Government Services.

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Important considerations when choosing a site for development. From the New York Division of Local Government Services.

Addressing Misconceptions About Supportive and Affordable Housing

There are a lot of opinions about Affordable Housing, but are they true?

Browse research regarding the effects on the local community:

Police Cars

Do Affordable Housing Projects Harm Suburban Communities? Crime, Property Values, and Taxes in Mount Laurel, NJ. Len Albright, Northeastern University; City Community. June 2013

Lawsuit: Sterling Renaissance Festival Owner Demanded Sex for Lower Rent. David Wilcox, August 2017

In the absence of safe, well-run apartments, Slumlords like this take advantage of the less fortunate, especially women. 

Frequent Users Service Enhancement ‘FUSE’ Initiative. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 2014

Evaluation Report of individuals who were frequently cycling in and out of jails and homeless shelters.

Supportive Housing for Returning Prisoners: Outcomes and Impacts of the Returning Home-Ohio Pilot Project. Urban Institute, 2012.

Texans with criminal records face increasingly limited housing options. Homeless advocates say a new rule could leave them with even fewer choices. The Texas Tribune, October 2020.

Booking homeless Portlanders into jail is endless, expensive cycle that arrests don’t curb, but housing does. The Oregonian, October 2020.

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The value of a particular property is dependent on a wide variety of factors but there is no evidence that the presence of social/affordable housing or other institutions has a disproportionate negative impact on the value of nearby property.

- REALTORS Association of Edmonton

Property Values & Economy
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Do Affordable Housing Projects Harm Suburban Communities? Crime, Property Values, and Taxes in Mount Laurel, NJ. Len Albright, Northeastern University; City Community, June 2013

Rhode Island's Housing First Program Evaluation. via

Ending Chronic Homelessness Saves Taxpayers Money. National Alliance to End Homelessness.

A chronically homeless person costs the tax payer an average of $35,578 per year. Costs on average are reduced by 49.5% when they are placed in supportive housing.

Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness—and Lowers Health Care Costs by Millions. Rand Review, June 2018


Housing for Health: By the Numbers

Why We All Benefit From Affordable Housing With Services. Kristy Wang, Community Planning Policy Director

September 2017

Public Service Reductions Associated with Placement of Homeless Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Supportive Housing. The Culhane Report. 2002

Taxes and Public Resources

Additional Research 

Housing Assistance Matters; Highlights research and analysis about the need for and benefits of well-managed public and assisted housing.

The Corporation for

Supportive Housing

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