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SAMHSA’S Homeless & Housing Resource Center Just Released: Effective Property Management Engagement Strategies

For individuals with behavioral health needs who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, the success of a supportive housing program depends in part upon the availability of high-quality affordable housing options. Successfully engaging property management and identifying available and affordable rental units requires a strategic approach, informed by local opportunities and resources. This new issue brief covers identifying service providers’ strengths and resources that will appeal to property management, developing an agency “pitch,” identifying existing rental industry networks or initiating a network where none exists, and formalizing the property management-provider partnership.