Public Housing Agencies and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People. 2.1. Services for Families in Public Housing


In public housing developments that house families with children and working-age adults, partner organizations often provide employment-related services or services related to financial literacy and asset-building. PHAs may also partner with organizations that offer services for children and youth, including child care, homework assistance, mentoring, and recreation. As many of the nation’s most severely distressed public housing developments have been transformed into mixed-income developments, and many families have relocated from distressed public housing using HCVs, some researches and PHAs have identified a group of “hard-to-house” families who are at risk of losing their housing for reasons that go beyond affordability. These highly vulnerable families would benefit from additional services and support to maintain safe and stable housing--for example, supportive housing or other combinations of services and housing assistance.4

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