This study examines the impact of 11 small-scale supportive housing facilities on single-family home property values in Denver from 1989 to 1995. It found no evidence that supportive housing sites negatively impact nearby housing prices. House prices within 1,001-2,000 feet of these sites actually increased relative to other houses in the census tract.
This annotated bibliography summarizes 50 studies, the majority of which conclude that human service facilities have little or no negative impact on the value of surrounding properties. Some studies even found that the opening of a facility had a positive effect on property values.
This study examined the impacts of approximately 7,500 units of supportive housing in New York City. It found that supportive housing does not negatively impact neighbouring property values. The prices of properties within 500 feet of supportive housing actually increased, relative to the properties in the neighbourhood located further away. The prices of properties 500-1000…
Although this article focuses on the impact of scattered site supportive housing on formerly homeless men, primarily Black/African American in affluent White/European American communities, it also examines the neighbourhood impacts of supportive housing. The study not only found that there was little neighbourhood opposition, but that property values increased after supportive housing was developed.