Prove Supportive Housing Works

My data is a mess. I don’t have enough housing. I need to prove it works.

How Do I Prove Supportive Housing Works?

ARTICLE: “How to End Homelessness in New York City
Supportive housing can help get people who have cycled through jail and emergency rooms off the streets permanently.

VIDEO: “The Storied Streets – An Introduction” from National Coalition for the Homeless
A powerful documentary about the struggles of people who experience homelessness…


STUDY: “Permanent Supportive Housing Reduces Homelessness”
This study shows that the federal policy prioritizing PSH has had the intended impact of reducing chronic homelessness by 35%. View the full study at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

ARTICLE: “Houston Ending Veteran and Chronic Homelessness”
Houston has made tremendous progress toward ending chronic homelessness with a housing first approach. Learn more from CSH.

PRIMER: “Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just released two new reports on examining the use of Medicaid to cover services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, particularly in Permanent Supportive Housing. View the full document at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

EVENT: CSH announces inaugural Housing Summit, May 11-13 The inaugural Supportive Housing Summit will bring together decision makers and leaders in the supportive housing field. Learn more about the Summit and Registration from CSH.

ARTICLE: “Let’s Address America’s Mental Health Crisis in 2015”
Deborah De Santis, the President and CEO of CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) discusses myths about Mental Illness and Supportive Housing. Read the full article on Huffington Post.

WHITEPAPER: “Social Impact Investments: A Tool for Scaling Supportive Housing”
This paper highlights:

  • The concept of and model for social impact investing
  • Target populations for supportive housing and social impact investing
  • The key elements of successful social impact investing efforts
  • A strategy for promoting the use of social impact investing to create supportive housing

Read the full paper from the Corporation for Supportive Housing

REPORT: “Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in Austin, Texas”
Successes, Challenges and Future Implications for the City’s 2010 Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Strategy. Read more at the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).

REPORT: “Supportive Housing for Returning Prisoners: Outcomes and Impacts of the Returning Home-Ohio Pilot Project”
Outcomes and Impacts of the Returning Home-Ohio Pilot Project. Read more at the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center.

POLICY BRIEF: “Innovations in NYC Health & Human Services Policy: Street Homelessness and Supportive Housing”
“Under the Bloomberg administration, New York City has become a national model for how to reduce unsheltered and chronic homelessness. The policy brief – based on interviews with city officials, service providers, and national experts, as well as a review of public documents – describes the administration’s policies for reducing street homelessness and developing supportive housing; the results of those policies; and the major policy issues that the next administration will have to address.” Read more at the Urban Institute.

COMMENTARY: “Could the President’s 2015 Budget End Chronic Homelessness?”
“Our current supportive housing inventory won’t end chronic homelessness, but the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget acknowledges that by calling for a significant new investment. If fully funded, HUD would receive an additional $301 million in its Homeless Assistance Grants account, financing an estimated 37,000 new supportive housing units.” Read more on the Urban Institute MetroTrends Blog.

ARTICLE: “Investor pursues job concept for Vegas veterans”
One man’s attempt to help the homeless veterans of Nevada. Combining personal funds with private investors, government grants, and charitable donations, he is working to create permanent supportive housing and living wage jobs for homeless veterans. View full article at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

ARTICLE: “Home Free?”
Utah is seeing success in its supportive housing efforts through use of the Housing First model. Read more at the New Yorker.

ARTICLE: “3 Western US Cities decrease homeless populations”
An interesting comparison of three western cities and their work with the homeless population. Read more at The Gazette.

VIDEO: “Homeless Coalition Begins Mental Health Subcommittee”
This video highlights the importance of including mental health in the housing discussion. Read at Fox 16 News

ARTICLE: “Housing for Homeless Female Veterans in Millvale, Pennsylvania” from The Edge, PD&R’s online magazine
This article explains the work going on in Millvale, PA and how this unique population is benefiting. Read article at The Edge, PD&R’s online magazine.