New toolkit for converting transitional housing

written by Jen Saunders
June 8, 2016

Many communities around the country are repurposing or reallocating their transitional housing projects to create new rapid re-housing subsidies and permanent housing units.

Our new Transitional Housing Conversion: A Building Owner’s Toolkit offers transitional housing building owners a step-by-step guide to addressing funding and use restrictions.

 

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With the next Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) right around the corner, now is a good time to think strategically about whether it is best to:

  • Keep existing transitional housing stock.
  • Re-purpose transitional housing to another program or housing type.
  • Re-allocate part or all of the transitional housing funding to another permanent housing model.

Communities should evaluate the needs of their system to make a strategic decision about what to do with existing transitional housing. While most households may not need the specialized services of a long-term congregate transitional housing program, communities may need to keep some limited transitional housing to be used for special populations or as shelter or other kinds of emergency housing for a potentially longer stay while waiting for permanent housing.

If you are still deciding whether a conversion is for you, this toolkit offers a Conversion and Reallocation Resource Guide with a series of tools for you to use.

Listen to the primary authors, Debbie Thiele and Katie Kitchin of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), provide an overview of the toolkit.