Permanent Supportive Housing

How’s Nashville is following the principles of permanent supportive housing. Here are the main characteristics of permanent supportive housing:

  1. Housing is affordable meaning that households should not spend more than 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards the cost of rent and utilities.
  2. Housing is permanent without any time limits for the length of stay.
  3. Residents sign their own lease and have the same rights any tenant has.
  4. Supportive services designed to assist a resident to work toward self-sufficiency are provided with the housing, but are voluntary (participation in services offered is not a condition for continued tenancy).

Permanent supportive housing is a successful and cost-effective solution to homelessness. It can be offered at site-based developments and scattered-site units – as long as the fundamental principles listed above are maintained.

 

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