Permanent Supportive Housing

What is Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)?

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is a program that helps eligible people find a permanent home and also get local mental health services but only if and when they need that help.  PSH wants to boost people's power to choose their own living arrangements and get services that are flexible based upon the support they need at any given time.

What is DMH's Housing Policy?

The Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health is committed to, as a priority toward systems rebalancing, the development and expansion of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for individuals who meet defined criteria of eligibility and who are diagnosed with a serious mental illness.  The goal of this initiative is to promote and stabilize consumer Recovery with elective support services in one's leased or owned home that

  1. provides safety,
  2. ensures comfort and decency, and
  3. is financially manageable within the resources that the consumer has available. 

You can view the full DMH Housing Policy in the list of documents below.

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