This program helps people 18 and older who are at high risk of becoming homeless find safe, affordable housing. It also helps them learn skills to keep housing and live independently. You must be eligible for services by the local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.
More information about Permanent Supportive Housing and other housing programs is available on the HHS website.
- Legal authority: Subtitle C of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389). Regulations are at 24 CFR part 583.
- Supported housing rule references
The current housing measure uses information from the community data section, residence type field on the uniform assessment. Local mental health authorities are required to have at least 96.6 percent (Quarter 1 and 2 combined) of people served in a full level of care, and score a (1) or (2) in the residence type field to pass this measure.
- SAMHSA PSH Toolkit
- National Alliance on Mental Illness - supportive housing general resources and links
- Housing and Health Services Coordination Council. The Housing and Health Services Coordination Council is codified in Texas Government Code §2306.1091. The purpose of the council is to increase state efforts to offer service-enriched housing through increased coordination of housing and health services.