Section 3.1: Locating Units and Developing Relationships with Landlords

S+C housing can take several forms: scattered-site rental units, clustered units within a building or development, or an entire building that houses only S+C clients.

Most S+C components require that grantees or sponsors establish relationships with landlords who are willing to lease units to S+C participants.

Conducting outreach to landlords and explaining the purpose of the program is very important as many landlords have little experience with formerly homeless and disabled tenants. Grantees must demonstrate the benefits offered to landlords and participants alike, including:

  • Certainty of payment;
  • Assurance that participants will receive the supportive services they need; and
  • Support from the sponsor if any problems arise.