This study looked at innovative ways that public housing agencies can support housing for formerly homeless individuals, particularly through the model of Permanent Supportive Housing.
Public Housing Authorities have implemented promising approaches to creating Permanent Supportive Housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. These approaches include managing waiting lists and preferences to establish priorities for individuals experiencing homelessness, having “project-based” vouchers to support site-based permanent supportive housing, and Moving To Work Public Housing Authorities have also experimented with “sponsor-based” models under which a provider of permanent supportive housing signs a master lease for a group of housing units and converts some housing subsidy funds to funding for supportive services.
Report Title: Public Housing Agencies and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2012/ChrHomls4.shtml
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Emily Rosenoff, 202-690-6443
Performer: Abt Associates
Record ID: 10057 (February 24, 2012)