For more information please contact:
- Glenna Banda, executive director,
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
c 519.546.4990 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an evidenced-based and cost-effective solution for people who are chronically homeless and/or highly vulnerable because of long-term disabilities such as mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions.
PSH can be further understood by considering each component:
Permanent – Leases are held by tenants without limits on length of stay (PSH is not intended to be transitional or temporary).
Supportive – PSH links rental financial assistance with access to individualized, flexible and voluntary supports to address needs and maintain housing stability. Supports are typically provided by on-site staff and can be accessed 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Housing – PSH usually includes independent units, so people have their own private space, with common spaces that are in one home or building, or in a scattered-site arrangement in which tenants who receive support services live through out the community in housing that can be agency-owned or privately owned.