The affordable housing resources administered by PHAs can be more effective in providing housing access and stability for people experiencing homelessness when implemented in partnership with diverse public, private, community-based, and faith-based organizations and in conjunction with critical local initiatives and efforts to improve systems for ending homelessness.
Strong partnerships often begin with collaborative planning.
There are many kinds of partnerships that can help PHAs use their resources most effectively and help people who have experienced homelessness become successful tenants and neighbors, including:
- Participating in local coordinated entry systems
- Partnering with faith-based and community organizations to provide move-in assistance
- Partnering to ensure referrals of people experiencing homelessness to PHA programs
- Partnering to provide appropriate application assistance to ensure people experiencing homelessness are able to navigate through the processes
- Partnerships for housing stabilization supports and case management services to ensure program participants are successful
- Partnering with Health Centers to help create access to health care services
- Partnering with schools to promote housing stability and better outcomes for students and families