North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Implementing Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), with assistance from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has published a new fact sheet to help service providers understand how Housing First can fit into a permanent supportive housing framework.


Permanent supportive housing and Housing First should be thought of as two complementary tools for ending chronic homelessness and helping people with disabilities live independently in a community. Permanent supportive housing is a successful and proven programmatic and housing intervention, while Housing First is a framework that can and should be used with permanent supportive housing, as well as with other program models and as a community-wide framework for ending homelessness.  


Click here to read the fact sheet.