Like any new addition to the neighborhood, supportive housing residences are designed to blend in with their surroundings. As such, studies have shown that supportive housing residences have minimal effects on the neighborhoods in which they appear. Despite some common misconceptions, supportive housing has never been linked to decreased property values or increased crime. Some studies have even documented property value increases. The following studies explore how supportive housing projects have impacted their surrounding neighborhoods.
- Permanent Supportive Housing Impact Analysis
Arch City Development and Urban Decision Group, 2013
- Do Housing Choice Voucher Households Cause Crime?
Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, 2011
- Impact of Supportive Housing on Surrounding Neighborhoods
Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, 2008
- Our Neighbors, Our Neighborhoods
City of Fort Worth, 2008
- Project H.O.M.E.‘s Fiscal Impact on Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Econsult Corporation, 2007
- Connecticut Supportive Housing Demonstration Program
Arthur Andersen LLP, 2002
- We Are Neighbours
Wellesley Institute, 2008