Supportive Housing logic model

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Community plans
Evidence-based practice literature
Location, site
Source of funds
Afterschool program activities
Commercial kitchen operation
Community gardening
Cooking/nutrition classes
Employment training services
Financing supportive housing (new or rehab)
Fitness classes/recreation activities
Mental health treatment services
Substance abuse treatment services
Use of building materials that reduce asthma problems (e.g. wood flooring, washable window treatments, HEPA heating and ventilation system, low VOC and lead-free paints)
Affordable housing units (number of)
Afterschool program participants (number of)
Community garden plots (number of)
Community garden users (number of)
Community gatherings held (number of)
Community recreation room users (number of)
Cooking and nutrition class participants (number of)
Dollars invested (amount of)
Employment training program participants (number of)
Exercise facility/playground equipment users (number of)
Individuals housed (number of)
Jobs created/retained as a result of financing or programming (number of)
Mental health treatment program participants (number of)
Path miles (number of)
Residents who receive information on nutrition/healthy food preparation (number of)
Substance abuse treatment program participants (number of)
Walking path users (number of)
Access to mental health services increases
Asthma trigger exposure decreases
Employment skills increase
Food security increases
Housing quality improves
Knowledge of nutrition and healthy food preparation increases
Opportunities for physical activity increase
Parenting skills improve
Residential stability increases
Asthma problems among adults decrease
Asthma problems among children decrease
Caregiving burden decreases
Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables increases
Health and well-being self-reports improve
Physical activity increases
School attendance increases
School mobility of children decreases
Sense of community (social connectedness) increases
Social-emotional skills of children improve
Stress decreases
Substance abuse decreases
Academic proficiency scores increase
Crime rate decreases
Diabetes rate decreases
Disability rates decrease
Emergency room admissions decrease
Employment rate increases
Graduation rate increases
Health disparities decrease
High blood pressure rates decrease
Homelessness decreases
Housing cost burden decreases
Life expectancy increases
Mental health problems decrease
Obesity rate decreases
Preventable hospitalizations decrease
Property values increase
School readiness improves
Workforce quality increases

About this logic model

This example logic model provides a menu of typical inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes for community development and health organizations that work in the Supportive Housing field.

The activities listed in this example logic model link, whenever possible, to examples of research literature providing evidence that a specific activity leads to a health-related outcome included in the logic model. The outcomes link, whenever possible, to measures already collected through existing data sources and to measures that might require users to collect their own data through a survey, or other means. Click on these linked items to view the related evidence or measures.

Influence on social determinants of health:

Supportive housing offers specialized resources and improves the housing quality, safety, and stability of individuals and families who have complex needs.

These sites can play an important role in improving the health of residents through building design elements, programs, and policies.

New/rehabbed supportive housing buildings can also serve as catalysts for other economic development.