Permanent Supportive Housing

Contact: Alice Minervino, 860-418-6942,

In Connecticut, Supportive Housing has proven to be a cost effective model to reducing homelessness among those individuals that suffer from a mental illness or substance use disorder.  Supportive Housing combines affordable housing, most often through a rental subsidy, with intensive yet flexible support services.  These services focus on housing based case management, or assisting the tenant reintegrate into the community by teaching him/her the basic skills of tenancy.  Supportive Housing has proven to reduce higher cost institutional services, such as homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric and physical hospitalizations, as well as readmission into the criminal justice system.  Connecticut has created over 2000 units of Supportive Housing in the past 10 years through the establishment of the Interagency Committee on Supportive Housing to address the needs of the homeless population in the state.