What is Permanent Supportive Housing?
Permanent Supportive Housing, or PSH, is a long term program that combines affordable housing with services that help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, independence and dignity.
Our community prioritizes PSH for those with the most severe medical, mental health, behavioral health or substance use conditions and who have been living on the streets or emergency shelters the longest.
Permanent Supportive Housing improves the lives of our community’s most vulnerable citizens by supporting their housing stability and overall wellness.
Permanent Supportive Housing has also been proven to be a cost-effective solution to ending homelessness, as participants enrolled in the program have less interaction with high-cost crisis systems, such as jails and hospitals.
For more information on Supportive Housing, including resources and data, visit The Corporation for Supportive Housing’s website: www.CSH.org
PSH Navigator Guides
Below are the most up to date versions of all forms for Navigators helping connect participants to PSH.
|Chronic Homeless Documentation Guide||Chronic Homeless Documentation Guide: reviews the criteria for chronic homeless status, guidance and standards for documenting homelessness and disabilities, other supporting documents, and frequently asked questions.|
|HMIS ROI||UPDATED! HMIS Release of Information - informed consent to share info in HMIS and engage with service providers|
|Project Entry - Paper version||Project Entry / Paper version - gathers basic info, demographics, income, disability, health insurance, benefits, etc.|
|VI-SPDAT 2.0 Individuals||VI-SPDAT 2.0 for Individual Adults - decision assistance tool to help triage for services and housing|
|VI-SPDAT Families||VI-SPDAT for Families - decision assistance tool to help triage for services and housing|
|VI-SPDAT Youth||VI-SPDAT for Youth- decision assistance tool to help triage for services and housing|
|Disability Verification Form||Disability Verification Form - to be completed by a medical practitioner licensed to diagnose and treat the condition for which they are certifying to|
|Homeless History Certification Forms||Homeless History Certification Forms - to be completed to verify homeless episodes|
|Zero Income Certification Form||Zero Income Certification Form - to be completed by participants who have no income|
|CES Referral Guide||How to send referrals in HMIS once a participant is verified as being eligible and document ready.|
|Making Warm Hand Offs||Orgcode Blog post on how to make meaningful and effective warm hand offs from one support team to another.|
PSH Program Forms
Below are the most up to date versions of all forms for PSH Program teams.
|HMIS ROI||HMIS ROI|
|Welcome Packet||PSH Welcome Packet for new participants|
|PSH Roles & Responsibilities||PSH Roles & Responsibilities|
|Participant Acknowledgement Form||Participant Acknowledgement Form|
|Housing Needs Form||Housing Needs Form printable version. After CM has completed the form with participant, Info must be entered here:
|Self Sufficiency Matrix||Self Sufficiency Matrix - required form to be completed initially with participant on 2nd intake meeting. This form can help guide Housing Stability Planning goals, as well as track progress over different areas. This form can be completed on paper but must be uploaded into HMIS. Complete every 3 months.|
|Honest Budget||The Honest Budget it a budget tool that covers all forms of income and expenses commonly reported by program participants.|
|Rent Calculation Form||Rent Calculation Form - required monthly to request rent amounts from HSN. DOwnload the google sheet into excel first, complete the form, and email to HLTfinance@hsncfl.org|
|What Does My Lease Say||What Does My Lease Say - optional tool to help break out important parts of the lease. Case Managers should review the lease with the tenant at lease signing and help them fill out this form.|
|Tasks and Forms Guide||Tasks and Forms Guide for PSH Teams: Guide for Case Managers to plan tasks and forms needed for visits with participant. From intake to housing search, to Lease up and ongoing supports. Also provides guidance on expectations for Housing Stability Plan|
|PSH Program Transfer Request||PSH Program Transfer Request: Form used by PSH Program staff when requesting a participant transfer to another program. Staff complete this form, upload into HMIS, and submit a referral to CES to begin a review of the transfer request.|
Housing Case Manager Tool BoxTools for Housing Case Managers working with participants in supportive housing.
|Housing - Qualifying Your Unit||A check list for clients to vet potential housing leads|
|Housing- Where to Search for Housing||A list outlining places to search for housing and things to consider during the housing search.|
|Housing - Move Out Checklist||Basic move out checklist for clients to use when leaving units.|
|Honest Budget||Honest Budget tool designed to help tenants plan for real expenses and all forms of income.|
|Risk Assessment and Areas of High Acuity||Guide to help Case Managers identify areas of higher risk and acuity with program participants to assist with service planning.|
|Quality of Life Survey||Quality of life survey|
|A week of meaningful activities||A week of meaningful activities: tool to help tenants plan their day-to-day.|
|Risky Business - Harm Reduction Planning Tool||Risky Business - A Harm Reduction Planning Tool for Case Managers to use with tenants. This is a guide for ongoing conversations and safety planning for behaviors that may be considered risky.|
|Crisis Plan||Crisis Plan - tool to help participants plan for crisis after moving into housing|
|Moving On Provider Guide||Moving On Provider Guide|
|Supportive Housing Assessment Tool||Supportive Housing Assessment Tool - this assessment can be used for service planning or to evaluate a tenant's readiness to Move On.|
|Florida Health Care Finder site||Florida Health Care finder: this is a site that lets you select what kind of health care service you need and then gives you all the available options in our community. Search for things like Homemaker services, ALFs, Health Clinics, etc.|
Webinars and Videos
Below are a variety of webinars, trainings, and other helpful videos
|Housing First: Principles into Practice||Animated video breaking down the key principles of Housing First|
|SAMHSA Webinar: Outside the Box—Providing Mental Health Care to People Without Shelter||SAMHSA webinar on Providing Mental Health care to people without shelter, which covers a lot of practical information for anyone working with our homeless population when there are mental health or substance use disorders present.|
|Lived Experience Advisory Council Guide||Seven principles for leadership & inclusion
of people with lived experience