Service-enriched Housing: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Recognizing the many overlaps and similarities between supportive housing and special needs housing, Beyond Shelter has promoted the term "service-enriched housing" to help differentiate what is essentially basic rental housing for the low income population-at-large – not necessarily at risk and not necessarily with special needs. All three housing types incorporate social services into the operation and management of the housing. In service-enriched housing, however, services and assistance are available to residents, but are not a requirement for tenancy. This article examines the practice, profiling several successful programs using this model.
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