|What Is Supportive Housing?|
What is it?
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING is housing that is affordable, accessible and provides any necessary support services that help persons with disabilities live in the community.
Who does it serve?
Supportive housing serves persons with special needs that may require a supportive service or accommodation to help them live in the community. This can include but is not limited to: persons with disabilities related to a mental illness, brain or spinal cord injury, physical impairment, developmental disability, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and frail seniors.
Why is it needed?
Supportive housing is a much less expensive alternative to institutions and it allows persons to live in community based settings. It also prevents homelessness among a very vulnerable population.
What does it include?
TYPES OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS
Tenant-based rent assistance/Housing Vouchers
Housing First/ACT Teams
Project- based permanent housing
U.S. Dept. of HUD 811, 202, SHP, S+C
Safe Havens for homeless persons
Nursing Home Diversion and Jail Diversion Programs