What is Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)?
Permanent Supportive Housing programs are federally funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and designed to assist chronically homeless, disabled households in locating and maintaining permanent housing.
Eligibility: Households must be currently homeless, be chronically homeless as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), have a diagnosed disability, and a household income below 35% AMI.
HUD Definition of Homelessness: person living in emergency shelter, hotel/motel paid for an agency or organization, and/or place not meant for human habitation. Examples of places not meant for human habitation: building with no electricity or running water, vehicle, abandoned building, tent, park, etc.
HUD Chronic Homeless Definition: an individual must have 4 separate incidents of living in a place not meant for human habitation or emergency shelter for a cumulative of 12 months over the past three years, or one continuous year of homelessness.
PSH programs serves all households regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, familial status, or disability.
Types of PSH Programs
Destination HOME (DH) and Shelter + Care (S+C) are two types of PSH programs offered through CAC of Fayette County.
Destination HOME serves households of single individuals, couples without children, couples with children, or single parent families.
Shelter + Care serves households of single individuals ONLY.
PSH provides participant-focused, home-based case management. The case manager develops an individualized service plan with the participant that is designed to provide consistent, long-term supportive service case management to ensure that participants maintain their housing. The case manager will meet with the participant each month to keep sure the unit is in proper order, the lease requirements are fulfilled, and that the participant is connected to all necessary community supportive resources. The participant will pay 30% of his/her income towards their housing expense.
- Housing search & Placement
- Rental Assistance
- Landlord mediation
- Community Resource connections
- Assistance in securing employment and non cash benefits
“At time I felt hopeless and had no reason to live… they welcomed me with open arms and listened with compassion…I now have a safe and secure place of my own” – Destination HOME Participant
For more information, please contact Lisa Buckner at 740-463-2829 or Zach Smith at 740-636-1374.