Supportive Housing is designed for people who need minimal to moderate care – such as homemaking or personal care and support – to live independently.
Accommodations usually consist of rental units within an apartment building. In a few cases, the accommodation is a small group residence.
Supportive housing buildings are owned and operated by municipal governments or non-profit groups including faith groups, seniors' organizations, service clubs, and cultural groups. Accommodations, on-site services, costs, and the availability of government subsidies vary with each building. The care arrangements between a tenant and a service provider are usually defined through a contract between the two parties.