What is Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)?
Provides long-term housing voucher and intensive case management to individuals and families who are chronically homeless and continue to be at imminent risk of becoming homeless. PSH has three sub-programs that provide housing services:
- Tenant-Based: Voucher is issued to the tenant and tenant can select a unit anywhere within the District of Columbia
- Project-Based: Voucher is attached to unit and not to the tenant
- Local Veterans: For chronically homeless individuals with other than honorable/dishonorable discharge from US military who are not eligible for Veteran Health Administration (VHA) services. The program operates like the Tenant-Based PSH Program.
- 1+ years of documented chronic homelessness (1 consecutive year or experienced 4 episodes of homelessness within the last 3 years that accumulate to at least 1+ year) and chronic disabling condition
- Limited income earning potential
- Need for intensive case management
What is provided?
- Long-term rental assistance
- Individualized intensive case management
Who provides case management?
- Tenant- and Project-Based PSH: DHS Contracted Case Management Providers
- Local Veterans: DHS assigned Social/Case Worker
What is expected of clients?
Connecting with their assigned case manager at minimum of 4 times a month and participate in:
- Housing navigation & stabilization
- Creation and participation in Service Plan
- Pay 30% of gross income towards rental payment and utility payments
Families or Individuals may only be referred to and access PSH through the Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) system.