Public Housing Agencies and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless People. Introduction to This Paper


This Issue Paper focuses on the roles that PHAs can play in expanding opportunities for chronically homeless people to move into housing, including the participation of PHAs in expanding the supply of PSH. A November 2011 HHS/ASPE Research Brief presents the findings of another ASPE project, in that case focusing on homeless families with children rather than on chronically homeless people ( That brief documents promising practices among programs that work with PHAs to help serve homeless families by linking human services and housing supports.

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