Within the current program design, the Network has identified three primary issues driving the multiple challenges to the model: 1) baseline low rates with no regular increases for rent or cost of living; 2) lack of flexibility in the contracts; and 3) the tight rental market in NYC. For a future scattered site program, the Network recommends: higher rates with regular increases for rent and cost of living; greater flexibility in contracts to allow providers to better serve their clients and achieve desired outcomes in a cost effective manner; and strategic work with both landlords and city agencies to access existing NYC housing resources.

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