Permanent Supportive Housing: Assessing the Evidence

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH


Permanent supportive housing provides safe, stable housing for people with mental and substance use disorders who are homeless or disabled. This article describes permanent supportive housing and reviews research.

Key elements of permanent supportive housing (that link to Furniture Banks)

  • Tenants are asked about their housing preferences and provided the same range of choices as are available to others without a mental disorder.
  • Housing is affordable, with tenants paying no more than 30% of their income toward rent and utilities.
  • Tenants can choose from a range of services based on their needs and preferences; the services are adjusted if their needs change over time.

"Choice is recognized as an important factor in recovery, as it engages a consumer’s willingness and motivation to make life changes."

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SOURCE:

Rog, D. J., Marshall, T., Dougherty, R. H., George, P., Daniels, A. S., Ghose, S. S., & Delphin-Rittmon, M. E. (2014). Permanent Supportive Housing: Assessing the Evidence. Psychiatric Services, 65(3), 287–294. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201300261

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH

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