Permanent Supportive Housing

Program Description

The Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides decent, safe, affordable, community-based housing that grants tenants the rights of tenancy and links to voluntary and flexible supports and services for people with very low incomes and chronic, disabling health conditions.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, please contact the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) at 504-568-2774 or 1-844-698-9075. You may also visit the DHH Permanent Supportive Housing website for additional information and resources.

Program Details

Permanent supportive housing is a proven, effective means of reintegrating individuals into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support. Those eligible for the program can be individuals exiting institutions, chronically homeless people,, individuals with psychiatric disabilities or chronic health challenges, and highly vulnerable homeless families.

The Louisiana Permanent Supportive Housing model combines deeply affordable rental housing with voluntary, flexible and individualized community-based services to assist people with the most severe and complex disabilities to live successfully in the community. PSH is not a new model of housing. Successful efforts to create PSH units in numerous states have been well documented over the years, and a significant body of research has proven that successful outcomes for people and cost savings to government are achieved through the PSH approach.

Louisiana’s PSH goal is truly ambitious and far-reaching. Rather than simply create 3,000 PSH units, Louisiana has set out to create the nation’s first comprehensive PSH system that helps the state achieve several important policy objectives, including:

  • addressing chronic homelessness;
  • reducing the unnecessary confinement of people with serious disabilities in nursing homes and other high-cost restrictive settings;
  • and improving the state’s fragile behavioral health system through the implementation of evidence-based models of housing and services.



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