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, and much more, are offered in addition to the housing 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 financial resources, medical care/assistance, job skills and mentoring.
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. Program participants pay the standard HUD 30% of full program costs. We do accept FYI, Section 8, FUP and Chafee as well as DCS and GJR IL Services dollars. However, it should be noted that we are not restricted in who can reside in our homes (except as stated in our program guidelines).
How Do I Qualify For Your PSH Program?
To qualify for our program, you must be:
- 18-years-old, but not more than 24-years-old
- U.S. Resident or have your Green Card
- 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 certain types of felony, or deviant behavior, offenses into our program, for the safety and welfare of staff and other program participants.
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. The rules were established for the safety and welfare of all program participants.
How Can I Apply For Housing & The Program?
Applications are not currently being accepted, but we do expect to update this page shortly with a link to our application in August of 2022, so please check back often for updates.