Services in Supportive Housing
2/10/2016 3:11 PM

Services and Supportive Housing

Starting in 2007, the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) awarded Services in Supportive Housing (SSH) funds to fourteen grantees nationwide to provide intensive services to prevent or reduce chronic homelessness. The program now includes 62 grantees in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The exponential reach of this expansion promises to enhance the lives of many more individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness. As the program moves forward, it will continue to build on the experience gained since 2007.

The SSH Annual Report describes the SSH program and its activities through the end of September 2010. Program outcomes to date indicate that SAMHSA’s requirement that SSH grantees use evidence-based practices in the delivery of services is an effective strategy that merits incorporation into future initiatives. Available data reinforce evidence that permanent supportive housing with wraparound services is an effective approach for meeting the needs of persons who have been chronically homeless. Housing stability is high, and the use of psychiatric inpatient services is low – two important indicators of success. Through September 10, 2010, 3,421 people who experienced chronic homelessness have found permanent homes and support through the program.

Read the 2010 SSH Annual Report.

Selected Services in Supportive Housing Resources
+ 1 2010 Services in Supportive Housing Annual Report: Housing Building Connections,The Power of Community Living Recovery Services
SAMHSA’s Services in Supportive Housing Initiative Kicks Off!
+ 1 Services in Supportive Housing Annual Report 2009
+ 2 “You are Still Standing:” Services in Supportive Housing Supports Recovery at Pine Street Inn
+ 6 2006 Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing: Supportive Housing and Property and Asset Management
A Look at Supportive Housing for Mental Health Consumers in Four Oregon Counties
+ 1 An Integrated Approach To Housing and Services in Philadelphia
+ 2 Being Culturally Competent: Q&A with the Welcome Home Project Clinical Case Management Team
Defining and Funding the Support in Permanent Supportive Housing: Recommendations of Health Care Centers Serving Homeless People
+ 2 Ending Homelessness Among Veterans Through Permanent Supportive Housing
Forming an Effective Supportive Housing Consortium
+ 1 Issues in the First Year
+ 1 Landlords as Partners for Promoting Success in Supported Housing: "It Takes More Than a Lease and a Key"
Longitudinal Assessment of Family Support Among Homeless Mentally Ill Participants in a Supported Housing Program
Pathways To Housing: Supported Housing for Street-dwelling Homeless Inviduals With Psychiatric Disabilities
Providing Services in Supportive Housing
Reunifying families, cutting costs : housing-child welfare partnerships for permanent supportive housing. Housing and homelessness
Services in Supportive Housing: The Impact of Intensive Case Management
Supportive Housing & Homeless Programs (SHHP)
+ 1 Supportive Housing as a Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Homeless Shelter Capacity
+ 1 Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Desk Guide
Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community- and Faith-Based Service Providers
The Impact of Supportive Housing on Neighborhood Crime Rates
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research
+ 1 Voices of Hope: Homeless Moms Speak Out