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Overview of Permanent Supportive Housing and Recovery Support. Webinar - June 15, 2011, 2-3:30 pm ET. Webinar Agenda. 2:00 Logistical Announcements 2:05 Welcome Message 2:10 Presentations 3:05 Question & Answer Session 3:30 Conclude Webinar.
Webinar - June 15, 2011, 2-3:30 pm ET
2:00 Logistical Announcements
2:05 Welcome Message
3:05 Question & Answer Session
3:30 Conclude Webinar
Be able to identify the issues that need to be addressed, the questions to ask, and the stakeholders who need to be engaged during the planning and development of a permanent supportive housing program.
Director, SAMSHA’s Services in Supportive Housing Technical Assistance Center
is no different than
your need for housing.
Decent, safe, and affordable
that provides residents with
the rights of tenancy
under state/local landlord tenant laws
and is linked to
Voluntary, flexible support and services
designed to meet residents’ needs and preferences.
People with serious mental illnesses and other disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as all citizens to choose, obtain, and live in regular community housing.
People have the right to receive, refuse, and direct their own support services.
Residents have full legal rights in a tenant-landlord relationship.
Tenants are responsible to abide by the normal standards of behavior/conduct outlined in a lease.
Distinct from “program” rules.
Permanent: length of stay is determined by the agreement between the landlord and tenant.
Meets Housing Quality Standards
HUD affordability guidelines = 30% of adjusted income for housing expenses.
Reality: People on SSI often pay 60 - 80% of their income towards housing that is substandard.Housing Affordability
Housing is located in regular residential areas.
Housing is scattered site: Large, homogeneous, congregate sites can become mini-institutions; or
Mixed populations in the building or neighborhood: avoid the creation of mental health ghettoes.
Tenants participate in community activities and receive community services.
Natural supports are encouraged.
Large building or complex with multiple units
Serves more than one type of tenant:
Low income families
People with mental health problems
Often includes “set-asides” for specific target group(s)
Can be owned or “master-leased” by housing agencyPermanent Supportive Housing Models
It is not “placement.”
It is not a cookie-cutter approach.
SAMHSA’s ToolKITs, including the PSH ToolKIT, offer states, providers, consumers and family members resources to implement and assess clinical practices that work!
“The emphasis on implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) stems from a consensus that a gap exists between what we know about effective treatments and the services currently offered.”
SAMHSA. Permanent Supportive Housing: How to Use the Evidence-Based Practices KITS. HHS Pub. No. SMA-10-4509, Rockville, MD: CMHS, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010, page 1.
Evidence-based practices are linked to predictable, beneficial outcomes for participants.
If those outcomes are desired in your system, then implementation of the evidence-based practice is a necessary step!
Implementation must be accomplished with attention to “fidelity” to the model.
The Permanent Supportive Housing ToolKIT, in “Evaluating Your Program,” offers a fidelity scale.
The purpose of the fidelity scale is to offer providers and communities the opportunity to conduct a self-assessment.
What HMIS tells us about Detroit:
Articulating your permanent supportive housing solution
Assessing organizational readiness
Assessing community readiness
Build it, Buy it, Partner for it
Assessing the funding climate
Selecting a housing model
Single site housing considerations
Scattered site housing considerations
The use of rental subsidies
Developing your service delivery model
Evaluating your program
Ann Denton, Director of SAMHSA’s Services in Supportive Housing Technical Assistance Center
Joseph Tardella, Executive Director, Southwest Counseling Solutions
Justine Hanson, Deputy Project Director, SAMHSA’s Homelessness Resource Center
June 21, 2-3:30 pm ET
“Financing of Permanent Housing for Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned”