The Gerontologist, Vol 29, Issue 6 826-829, Copyright © 1989 by The Gerontological Society of America
Tenant resource coordinators: an experiment in supportive housing
A Blandford, N Chappell and S Marshall
Supportive housing has been recognized as one option that allows older
individuals to remain in the community. In this paper we examine the
concept of a tenant resource coordinator (TRC) within an elderly persons'
housing unit to link social and health services with housing as a type of
supportive housing. Findings suggest that the TRC functions to convey
information about services to tenants and vice versa. As such, the TRC
fulfills the role of facilitator between two existing systems, community
services and housing.