Supportive Housing



At IHDA, we believe every person, regardless of illness or limitation, should have the freedom to choose to live as independently as possible in settings appropriate to their own personal needs and preferences. That is why we commit significant resources to the development of permanent affordable housing that offers elective supportive services that allow residents to achieve long-term housing stability.

If you are interested in developing supportive housing but don’t know where to begin, check out the tools and resources in the side bar for assistance.

If you are a developer or sponsor searching for a listing of Permanent Supportive Housing Development Program submissions and approvals, you can find them in the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) section in the Development Resource Center.


2021 Permanent Supportive Housing Development Program Round VIII Request for Applications

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (“IHDA”) is now accepting applications under its Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program. Financing is available for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of PSH projects that serve the most vulnerable populations and that offer flexible, voluntary supportive services designed to increase housing stability.

IHDA expects most applications will be for 100% PSH projects of 25 or fewer units and that requests will generally be up to $8,500,000 or 90% of the total project cost, whichever is less. A project concept meeting and approval of a Preliminary Project Assessment are required prior to submitting an application. Mandatory application workshops will be offered in September.

Preliminary Project Assessments are due to IHDA by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Applications are due to IHDA by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, October 22, 2021.

You may find the Request for Applications in the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) section in the Development Resource Center.

Questions and requests for project concept meetings should be directed to