ICF Families and Communities Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing

ICF International supports U.S. federal agencies and nonprofits in creating broad-based, stable housing solutions for homeless and at-risk families.



ICF International works with U.S. federal agencies, state and local governments, and nonprofits to facilitate cross-disciplinary and cross-agency collaborations and address barriers to stable housing.

Service providers working with both homeless and at-risk families know that vulnerable populations can face many barriers to stable housing.  These providers need to achieve coordination among multiple housing and social services programs.

ICF’s subject matter experts apply knowledge from diverse fields to develop innovative solutions. ICF’s areas of expertise include:

  • Affordable housing
  • Workforce planning
  • Income support programs
  • Self-sufficiency programs
  • Victim services
  • Substance abuse
  • Community planning

The end goal of ICF’s engagements is to help those who are homeless find stable housing and to prevent those at risk from becoming homeless.


Featured Resources

  • Workforce planning—ICF helps housing and service providers understand the workforce planning process.
  • Developing partnerships—ICF works with communities to increase partnerships to improve employment outcomes among homeless job seekers.
  • Establishing connections—ICF connects homeless-assistance and workforce development providers and planners to mainstream employment and income support programs and promotes self-sufficiency among the ultimate beneficiaries. 
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    • Community Planning and Development (CPD), Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAP)
  • Project

    Employment Assistance for Homeless Jobseekers

    ICF, in collaboration with its partner Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), developed a series of products to be used by Continuums of Care (CoCs) in addressing the employment needs of individuals served by McKinney-Vento programs.

  • Project

    Homelessness Resource Exchange

    ICF designed and is maintaining and augmenting HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange (HRE), a one-stop shop for resources and information for homelessness assistance providers and stakeholders.

  • Project

    Housing Search Strategies Toolkit

    ICF developed the content, programmed and launched an online compendium of practical tools for homeless assistance providers to use in placing homeless individuals and families in permanent housing has been completed and posted on the HRE.

  • Project

    Supportive Services in Housing Technical Assistance Center

    ICF is providing all of the logistical support for SAMHSA’s Supportive Services in Housing program’s annual conferences and is conducting on-site grantee needs assessments.


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