Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

What is Permanent Supportive Housing? (§ 578.37(a)(1)(i))

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is permanent housing in which housing assistance (e.g., long-term leasing or rental assistance) and supportive services are provided to assist households with at least one member (adult or child) with a disability in achieving housing stability. See the CoC Leasing and Rental Assistance Requirements Binder for more information.

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To be eligible for PSH under the CoC Program, the potential program participant must also meet any additional eligibility criteria set forth in the Fiscal Year NOFA under which the project was funded (e.g., be experiencing chronic homelessness). See the CoC and ESG Homeless Eligibility Binder for more information.

What is DedicatedPLUS housing?

A DedicatedPLUS project is a PSH project where the entire project serves individuals and families that meet at least one of the following criteria* at project entry:

  • Experiencing chronic homelessness (§ 578.3)
  • Residing in a transitional housing project that will be eliminated and meets the definition of chronically homeless in effect at the time in which the individuals or family entered the Transitional Housing (TH) project
  • Residing in transitional housing funded by a Joint TH and rapid re-housing (PH-RRH) component project and who were experiencing chronic homelessness as defined at § 578.3 prior to entering the project

*For the full list of eligibility criteria see the HUD FAQ: What is a DedicatedPLUS project?

Remember, the program participant must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the NOFA under which the project was funded.