North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

The Cost Effectiveness of Supportive Housing: A Service Cost Analysis of Lennox Chase Residents

     This report provides an assessment of the cost effectiveness of supportive housing provided
by the Lennox Chase development in Wake County. Lennox Chase is a Low Income Housing
Tax Credit housing complex for individuals with low incomes, many of whom were formerly
homeless. The complex was developed by DHIC. The development provides 36 efficiency
apartments, each with a kitchen, bath, bedroom, and living area. Each apartment is designed
for single room occupancy. All residents pay rent which is based on the individualā€™s income.
The complex opened in 2003.
     This analysis identifies a number of potential benefits of supportive housing. One benefit is
stability. More than half of the residents interviewed have been living in the complex for more
than three years. Case management and crisis management services are provided by an onsite
social worker.
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