Stabilizing Funding for Support Services
Supportive housing is a financially challenging proposition for many providers.
Although the services are a critical component of the supportive housing model, stable and long-term funding for services is scarce. Most supportive housing providers blend services funding through an array of annual or discretionary federal, state and local grants; foundation grants; and small donations. In particular, there are few funding sources for the pretenancy and tenancy support portion of the services provided to tenants, making the model's financial sustainability even more unstable. State Medicaid programs, however, can reimburse providers for the pretenancy and tenancy support critical to keeping tenants stably housed and healthy, thus providing a steady revenue source for tenancy services that keep residents of supportive housing in their homes.