Supportive Housing & eligibility

Supportive Housing combines housing with services for older adults and people with disabilities.

Supportive Housing Coordinators:

  • Help residents access community resources
  • Work with the local housing
  • Oversee a 24/7 emergency response system
  • Arrange meals
  • Plan social activities

Supportive Housing Coordinators also manage issues that arise in housing to foster stability and a sense of community

The private apartments include a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/dining area. Residents have a lease with the local Housing Authority that runs the building. There are 51 Supportive Housing sites around the state with 7,500 units available.


To be eligible for Supportive Housing you must be either:

  • “Elderly” as defined by the housing agency (either age 60 and older or 62 and older, depending on the type of housing), or
  • Have a documented disability

You must meet the financial eligibility guidelines and pass any housing authority screening (e.g., criminal records, housing history, etc.).

If you're interested in Supportive Housing, view the Supportive Housing Sites and apply for public housing through the Housing Authority in the town where the site is located.

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