History of Service Coordination
1985
  • Demonstration program made possible with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

1990

  • Some U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offices being allowing service coordination to be paid through a property’s operating budget
  • Congress authorizes limited authority for service coordinators in Section 202 projects through the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act
  • HUD begins to promote service coordination across Assisted Housing Inventory

1991

  • HUD issues limited authority for service coordinators in Section 202 and Section 236 projects
  • HUD gains statutory authority to provide service coordinators in Section 202 projects

1992

  • Congress broadens service coordinator authorization to all multifamily assisted and public housing projects through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 1995
  • First public housing service coordinator grants are funded and awarded

1993

  • Congress appropriates funds, allowing HUD to extend subsidy awards to Section 8, 221(d)(3) below-market interest rate (BMIR) and 236 projects

1995

  • HUD awards service coordinator grants for public housing

1996

  • First National Service Coordinator Conference held, co-sponsored by Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes for the Aging and National Church Residences

1997

  • HUD issues Management Agent Handbook guidance on service coordinator program in multifamily housing.

2000

  • Approximately 1,500 HUD service coordinator grants in public and subsidized housing, with an additional 2,500 service coordinators, funded in HUD developments though operating budgets or third parties

2014

  • HUD introduces Proposed Rule on Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities and accepts public comments through Federal Register

2016

  • HUD releases Notice of Funding Availability for Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing