Permanent Supportive/Supported Housing

Permanent Supportive (or Supported) Housing (PSH) combines rental or housing assistance with individualized, flexible and voluntary support services for people with high needs related to physical or mental health, developmental disabilities or substance use.

It is one option to house chronically homeless individuals with high acuity. Usually, PSH units are located in one home or building. It could include rooms in an individual house or several or all units of a building. PSH units could be scattered-site units depending upon the acuity level of the individual and the availability of the supports (provided either through home visits or in a community-based setting).