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Family Matters: A Guide to Developing Family Supportive Housing


Date Published: January 2001


This manual is intended for service providers and housing developers seeking guidance on developing permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families. It includes information on chronic homelessness, an outline of the core responsibilities of a supportive-housing provider, and an in-depth look at the housing development process. It also contains a range of sample documents, including a sample applicant file, introductory letter, applicant tracking form, a tenant selection process and a tenant move-in questionnaire.

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  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
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