Format: Adobe PDF
Product Type: PD&R; Research, Reports to Congress, Research Materials
Date Completed: March 2006
Author/Organization: Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research
This study examines the experience of some 943 residents of permanent supportive housing in Philadelphia during the period from 2001 to 2005. It shows that it is not necessarily a bad thing that some people leave permanent supportive housing. This study contributes to our understanding of how the structure of permanent supportive housing and the use of various means of stabilization at critical junctures in a resident's stay can promote more stability and, thereby, greater health and independence, among those living there, whether they stay or subsequently leave.