Research & Reports

Academics, nonprofits and government agenciess have conducted dozens of studies measuring the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of supportive housing. Below, you’ll find reports and research articles on supportive housing’s impacts on lives, budgets, neighborhoods and health.

Network Reports

For over 20 years, the Network has served as the hub for New York's nonprofit supportive housing providers. This unique vantage point has allowed the Network to conduct and publish original research to reflect the totality of New York supportive housing. The Network maintains the only comprehensive database on the state's 43,000 units of supportive housing. With this information, it seeks to advance the conversation about supportive housing through concrete, reliable data. In this section, you'll find a list of reports produced by the Network. Documents are downloadable as PDF files.

Industry Research

Since its inception in the 1980s, supportive housing has become the subject of serious, rigorous research. Studies have emerged from an array of sources, including peer-reviewed journals, state and local governments, public policy think tanks and nonprofit organizations. Most articles focus on the overall effectiveness of the housing model -- in terms of dollars and lives saved. The research articles in this section appear under nine possible categories: Cost Savings, Neighborhood Impact, Public Interest, Health, Affordability, Mental Illness, Families, Youth and Reentry.