Putting the HOST model into practice requires financing. We offer insights on how to seek stable funding through fundraising, contracting with developers, and partnering with social service providers, community colleges, and workforce investment boards.

This brief describes strategies and opportunities for Public Housing Authorities and other owners and operators of assisted housing to finance supportive services. This brief is not exhaustive, but it compiles lessons and observations based on the author’s work in the industry. Given the significant challenges some families face, even while housed, no single strategy will work in isolation. A multilayered approach is needed to develop more sustainable platforms on which to deliver supportive services.

Financing Supportive Services in Assisted Communities