This study reviewed the literature describing the effectiveness of existing models of affordable housing with health or supportive services.
Reviewers found a range of program models, including a variety of types of services and delivery methods (congregate or scattered-site). There were benefits to residents including meeting unmet service needs, improvements in physical and mental health and functioning and increased resident satisfaction. However, the evidence is mixed on whether these types of programs delay institutionalization.
Report Title: The "Value Added" of Linking Publicly Assisted Housing for Low-Income Older Adults with Enhanced Services: A Literature Syntheses and Environmental Scan, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2012/ValueAdd.shtml
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Emily Rosenoff, 202-690-6443
Performer: Lewin Group
Record ID: 10060 (January 31, 2012)