What is Permanent Supportive Housing?
According to HUD Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is permanent housing with indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with supportive services to assist homeless persons with a disability or families with an adult or child member with a disability achieve housing stability. Put simply, PSH is decent, safe, and affordable housing for persons experiencing homelessness and who also have a disability.
Permanent supportive housing can increase housing stability and improve health. It is a cost-effective solution that has been shown to lower public costs associated with the use of crisis services such as shelters, hospitals, jails and prisons.