The Terner Center for Housing and Innovation’s recently published brief “Permanent Supportive Housing as a Solution to Homelessness: The Critical Role of Long-Term Operating Subsidies” quantifies the costs of operating Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) —including both the costs of managing the property and providing supportive services—and examines the implications of insufficient funding on properties, staff, and residents. The research was based on the experiences of NPH members who are PSH developers, owners, operators, and their staff and tenants. It explores how resident outcomes, including participation in resident services, on-time rent payments, and move-outs, were associated with costs. It also shares findings from interviews and focus groups with staff and residents to understand their experiences and how these resources impact their day-to-day lives.
The purpose of this Zoom meeting-style training is to elevate key findings from the research and offer opportunities to discuss policy implications. This training is geared towards NPH members who have not yet had the opportunity to engage with this body of work.