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Pennsylvania Supportive Housing Award - Nominations Open

  • Synopsis: Published: 2013-02-17 (Rev. 2013-02-18) - Nominations by individuals and organizations for Pennsylvanian Supportive Housing Award due by March 29. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
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Supportive Housing Program - The Supportive Housing Program is designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Eligible applicants are States, units of local government, other governmental entities such as PHAs, and private nonprofits. Assistance in the Supportive Housing Program is provided to help homeless persons meet three overall goals: achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or incomes, and obtain greater self-determination (i.e., more influence over decisions that affect their lives). Further information is available at

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Quote: "The winner will be announced on May 3 during the 2013 Commonwealth Housing Forum in Harrisburg."

Individuals and organizations that are creating quality housing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians can be nominated for the state's 2013 Supportive Housing Award. Nominations are due by March 29.

The award is sponsored by the departments of Aging and Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. It recognizes significant efforts to increase the availability of supportive housing for older Pennsylvanians.

Supportive housing is defined as:

  • Safe and secure.
  • Accessible to older adults and those with low incomes.
  • Affordable to its target population (not exceeding 30-percent of monthly household income).
  • Capable of coordinating readily available, flexible and responsive services in the community.

The combination of affordable housing and supportive services, such as case management and housekeeping assistance, helps Pennsylvanians maintain their independence.

The Supportive Housing Award recognizes those who have shown leadership and innovation in creating new housing models and strategies.

Any individual or organization, public or private, including builders, architects, planners, public housing authorities, municipal governments, financial institutions and non-profits can apply for the award.

The winner will be announced on May 3 during the 2013 Commonwealth Housing Forum in Harrisburg.

For more information about the award:



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