Updates

Centering Residents, Policy

SAHF and CHP Launch “Fostering a Culture of Housing Stability: A Case Study of Evolving Staffing Models and Collaboration”

SAHF released a new case study, “Fostering a Culture of Housing Stability: A Case Study of Evolving Staffing Models and Collaboration,” which explores how Community Housing Partners (CHP) has integrated resident services and property management, prioritizing housing stability with a recognition that property and resident sustainability are linked.

Centering Residents, Service Enriched Housing

New Toolkit for Measuring Outcomes in Affordable Housing

SAHF publishes a new toolkit detailing how affordable housing providers can measure and evaluate resident outcomes in ways that intentionally center equity and residents in the process.

Centering Residents, Health & Housing, Impact

Measuring Resident Agency and Voice in an Affordable Housing Setting: A Set of Guiding Questions to Move Forward

Measuring Resident Agency and Voice in an Affordable Housing Setting: A Set of Guiding Questions to Move Forward outlines measures and data gathering practices to assist housing practitioners with measuring organizational policies and approaches that support resident voice and agency while also building off measures many housers are already gathering.

Centering Residents, Decarbonization, Healthy Homes

Centering Residents in Building Decisions

As affordable housing providers strive to become more inclusive and person-centered, over the past year SAHF member, Community Housing Partners (CHP), explored new ways to deepen engagement with residents before, during and after a major rehabilitation at a 78-unit affordable townhome community in Blacksburg, Virginia. CHP applied SAHF’s resident benefits framework to focus on the benefits of building upgrades and to conscientiously involve residents as key partners in the decision-making process. While doing this in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic had its challenges, CHP learned many valuable engagement strategies and lessons during this experience. These lessons are highlighted in SAHF’s Centering Residents in Building Decisions case study.

Centering Residents, Digital Inclusion, Impact, Policy

SAHF Marks Progress with More Steps Needed to Bridge the Digital Divide

SAHF and its members have sought to bridge the digital divide in affordable housing communities and address deepening digital inequities by advocating with action, advocacy and a practitioner's resource that offers solutions for providers and residents.