The IATT House

Permanent Supportive Housing

What Is PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing) ?

PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing) is housing that is offered as part of a program.  Services, such as life skills, employment, case management, mentoring and much more, are offered in addition to the housing, within a home setting, to better assist individuals with self-sufficiency.  The length of stay is usually determined by the  the program guidelines.  Historically, individuals that enter a PSH program do not remain there indefinitely, and move from the PSH setting to their own housing, usually within a 1-5 year period.  PSH is for individuals that require more help and assistance to become stable and self-sufficient.  Assistance can also come in the form of educational assistance, needs-based financial assistance and resources, medical and mental health care/assistance.

Our PSH program is for a 1-3 year period.  In that time, we work to move residents from the PSH setting to their own housing.  Individuals that require more time are reassessed at pre-determined intervals to determine what more the program can do for them.  Those that need longer time are given it with the recommendation of the in-house Therapist, Case Manager and Executive Director.  All rules and guidelines must be followed and adhered to.

Our program does charge a monthly program fee.  That fee covers everything from housing, electric, food, water, clothing, cell phone, internet, transportation, medical/dental/vision and mental health care.  We do accept FYI, Section 8, FUP and Chafee as well as DCS and GJR IL Services dollars.  However, it should be noted that our housing, programs and services are not Federal or State funded.  We are a privately funded organization.


How Do I Qualify For Your PSH Program?

To qualify for our housing program, you must be:

  • 18-years-old, but not more than 24-years-old
  • U.S. Resident or have your Green Card or be working on obtaing your citizenship
  • Be homeless without resources of any kind

We do not accept individuals into our program with felony backgrounds or those with current warrants attached to them.  We take each applicant on a case-by-case basis, but are prohibited from accepting felonies, or deviant behavior offenses, into our program for the safety and welfare of staff, children and other program participants.

To qualify for services, you must be:

  • 16-years-old
  • U.S. Resident or have your Green Card or be working on obtaing your citizenship
  • Be at-risk of homelessness, or referred to our program via DCS, CASA, EVSC, Law Enforcement or a Social Services program

Does Your PSH Program Have Rules That I Have To Follow?

Every PSH porgram has rules and guidelines that must be followed, and we are no different.  You must agree to follow the stated rules as set forth by the program.  Failure to follow the rules will result in your removal from the home and the program, without exception.  The rules were established for the safety and welfare of staff and all program participants.  We have a zero tolerance policy in place.

Is There A Program Fee Associated With This Housing?

Yes.  Program participants are expected, and required, to pay a monthly program fee.  The goal of this housing is to prepare young people for independent living.  Program participants are expected to participate and pay their expenses on time every month.  Through program supports, resources and guidance, participants not only meet their monthly expense obligation, but exceed it; which is the goal.  Participants, who stay with the program for the full three years, should expect to leave it and transition into their own housing with a financial safety cushion of between $7,000-$12,000.00.  The only reason for a program participant to not achieve this is if they fail to participate in, and utilize, the services and resources that are in place.  You are responsible for your own success.  We provide the solid foundation for you to achieve that success.  Ultimately, it is the responsibility of program participants to take advantage of the opportunity that is being given to them.

How Can I Apply For Housing & The Program?

Applications for IATT House housing will open soon.  Please check back to this page often to see updates on when the application will be released.  Applications for this housing will also be available through the CoC as well as through CASA and youth IL workers.