Best Practice Models

Creating Housing and Housing Services Programs

This section describes current models for creating housing and housing services programs developed by NPOs and service organizations in California. Generally, current housing activities comprise three categories:

  • Housing development, that is, increasing the stock of affordable housing through set-asides, scattered site acquisition, new construction, and pooled trusts;
  • Providing housing services that educate, advocate, inform, and assist people to locate and maintain housing; and
  • Property management relating to repairs and maintenance of real estate owned by NPOs.

Housing NPOs provide a wide and diverse range of services. Reviews of the existing models for creating housing and housing services programs for people with developmental disabilities in California are detailed in the ARCA White Paper on housing or by visiting the following topics: