The Resource Library


  • The Role of Permanent Supportive Housing in Determining Psychiatric Inpatient Bed Capacity

    Mental Health & Substance Use | Olmstead & Community Integration | Issue Brief | Publication | November 2018

    Authored by TAC Executive Director Kevin Martone and Senior Consultant Sherry Lerch, this is second in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' 2017 series of ten briefs addressing the question: "What Is the Inpatient Bed Need if you Have a Best Practice Continuum of Care?" The…

  • Using Medicaid to Pay for Services in Permanent Supportive Housing: Steps for CoC Leads to Get Started

    Affordable Housing | Homelessness | Medicaid | Manual | Publication | August 2016

    Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an effective intervention for ending chronic homelessness. An essential part of the PSH model is a package of health care and supportive services that helps people with disabilities get and stay housed. Those services, however, cost money - money that can be difficult to…

  • Using Medicaid to Finance and Deliver Services in Supportive Housing: Challenges and Opportunities

    Medicaid | Mental Health & Substance Use | Olmstead & Community Integration | Publication | July 2016

    There is growing recognition that stable, affordable housing plays a critical role in supporting individuals' recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Behavioral health care leaders in several states have found that Medicaid can be a cost-effective resource to finance and deliver some of the flexible services and…

  • Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities for ELI Households: A Vision for the Future of the National Housing Trust Fund

    Affordable Housing | Report | Publication | April 2015

    The  National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program, which is primarily targeted to rental housing for extremely low-income (ELI) households, represents an important opportunity for states to shape the future of our nation’s ELI housing policies, including a robust expansion of integrated permanent supportive housing (PSH) units for the most…

  • Key Considerations for Serving Chronically Homeless Persons in CoC-Funded Permanent Supportive Housing

    Homelessness | Issue Brief | Publication | December 2014

    On July 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued Notice (CPD-14-012) on Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Other Vulnerable Homeless Persons in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). The Notice encourages Continuums of Care (CoCs) and recipients of HUD CoC Program funding to prioritize persons…

  • A Katrina Success Story: Louisiana’s 3,000 Unit Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Initiative

    Affordable Housing | Issue Brief | Publication | October 2012

    This brief introduces Louisiana’s 3,000 unit Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program, and describes the important roles that state policy makers, homeless and disability advocates, and philanthropy played in creating the nation's first large scale cross-disability, integrated permanent supportive housing initiative. (2010)