Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner

Critical to Ending
Chronic Homelessness

In April 2016, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness published an updated version of its Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP) tool.

The updated tool includes data from the 2015 Point-in-Time and Housing Inventory Count.

The SHOP tool was designed to assist communities in deciding on the number of supportive housing units needed to end chronic homelessness.

A critical first step to ending chronic homelessness is to determine what specific combination of strategies are needed to increase the availability of permanent supportive housing locally.

This tool helps communities sharpen strategies, such as increasing the prioritization of existing turnover units and creating new supportive housing, needed to end chronic homelessness.

Supportive Housing Opportunities Planner (SHOP)