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PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is a proven and cost-effective approach that integrates affordable rental housing with community-based supportive services. This model has been shown to help people with long-term disabilities — including mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions — to access and maintain stable housing in the community.

TAC specializes in the design and implementation of evidence-based PSH programs and initiatives that leverage mainstream affordable housing and sustainable services financing to meet the needs of low-income people with disabilities, people who are homeless, and people with other special needs.

TAC's customized technical assistance includes:

  • Comprehensive analyses and alignment of state and local housing and human services policies and resources.
  • Expert consultation and research on best practice PSH models and strategies.
  • Strategic recommendations and action steps to form effective partnerships that increase the availability of permanent supportive housing.
  • Comprehensive PSH policy, programs, and initiatives that emphasize systemic partnerships and leverage sustainable mainstream financing.
  • Feasibility assessment and planning for the use of Medicaid for supportive housing services, including assisting states with development of Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments.
  • Capacity-building, technical assistance, and training for housing and service agencies and providers on strategies for outreach, referral, prioritization, and community-based service delivery to help vulnerable individuals get and keep housing.  
  • Implementation support and outcome monitoring through ongoing technical assistance, data tracking, and performance measurement.
  • Expert consultation on the role of PSH in Olmstead compliance.