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Program Description

  Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing is an evidence-based practice that provides immediate access to a permanent housing subsidy and long-term, wraparound support services to households with disabilities. All programs use a Housing First approach that offers housing without preconditions such as sobriety, treatment compliance, or participation in services.

Program Contacts

Contact Christine Hong of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Permanent Supportive Housing: Number of clients served 12,2622,3002,4202,5402,660
Permanent Supportive Housing: Days from housing program assignment (to accepted) to housed 2266107187247307
Percent of households who retain permanent housing after 12 months 399%98%98%98%98%
Percent of clients retaining permanent housing 98%98%98%98%98%
Percent of people that graduate from the program 419%14%10%12%13%
1  Permanent supportive housing programs expanded in FY23, increasing the number of clients served. Programs are balancing meeting full capacity with current staff capacity. The stable increase in coming fiscal years accounts for new permanent supportive housing units becoming available and full staffing, as well as accounting for the rate of matriculation. New programs and their units take months to years to become fully functioning once approved.
2  FY23 performance improved due to the continued efforts of the permanent supportive housing (PSH) staff to house clients and ensure that clients have all the necessary documentation prior to searching for housing units. The improvement is also because of the more thorough data clean-up efforts carried out by the HMIS team and the PSH providers to enter the housing move-in date correctly. The program anticipates an increase in time until housed due to continued challenges housing individuals with any criminal-related barriers to housing.
3  The program expects continued high rates of permanent housing retention due to the supportive services provided that assist clients in maintaining housing by proactively resolving issues that arise. Higher levels of evictions and higher rent do not affect Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) as much as other programs. PSH staff have relationships with PSH landlords; thus, any issues that arise are solved through mediation and evictions are not necessary. Also, the continued supportive services unique to PSH prevent these issues from occurring.
4  Numbers are expected to remain low unless more Move On vouchers or low income housing programs become available.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved57199692.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-6908550.00
FY25 Recommended50291142.00