What Is Permanent Supportive Housing?
Permanent supportive housing is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of chronically homeless people. The services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people with community-based health care, treatment and employment services.
How Permanent Supportive Housing Can End Chronic Homelessness
Investments in permanent supportive housing have helped decrease the number of chronically homeless individuals by 8 percent since 2007. In addition to ending homelessness for people who are chronically homeless, research has demonstrated that permanent supportive housing can also increase housing stability and improve health.
A cost-effective solution, permanent supportive housing has been shown to lower public costs associated with the use of crisis services such as shelters, hospitals, jails and prisons.
Source: National Alliance to End Homelessness
Supportive Housing Communities in Iron County
Iron County Care and Share partners with supportive housing developers to provide essential support services on-site in housing communities. Current communities include Libertad, Carin Pointe (under construction), and Asteri (under construction.)
- Our partner, The Vecino Group, is a company devoted to development for the greater good. What does this mean? It means every project we touch must address a broader community issue, set an example, give back and inspire the people working on it with a greater sense of purpose.
- Libertad Cedar City provides 80 units of affordable housing to families who are at-risk of homelessness, 20 units are specific to families who are coming out of chronic homelessness. Iron County Care and Share staffs Libertad Cedar City with a Service Coordinator, who provides full-time, on-site services.
- Cairn Point Cedar City (under construction) will provide 60 units of affordable housing to seniors who are at-risk of homelessness, barely surviving, living on a fixed income. Of the 60 units, 19 units will be dedicated to Seniors who are homeless, mobility impaired, or living with a mental illness.
- Asteri Cedar City (under construction) will provide 45 units of affordable housing to families who are at-risk of homelessness, 17 units will be dedicated to persons that have an intellectual and developmental disability.