Each youth receives individualized Housing Case Management where they identify their desired outcomes and challenges, then map out small, achievable goals to reach them. The PLACE operates four housing programs, which vary in duration and case management support depending on youth needs: Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, Rental and Utility Assistance, and the Transitional Living Program.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of those who have experienced homelessness. The PLACE has deployed permanent supportive housing in a scattered site model for more than a decade utilizing vouchers and leasing dollars in units held by private landlords or partner nonprofits. Supportive services offered through our case managers and collaborative partners build independent living and tenancy skills, create access to healthcare, clear a pathway to education and employment opportunities, and link young adults with groups and projects that increase social and emotional wellness.
This program provides rent, utilities assistance, & a moderate level of case management support for up to a 24-month timeframe but typically for 12 months or less.
This CoC housing program provides rent and utilities assistance, and case management support to youth for typically for 12-month time period.
Transitional Living Program
This program provides youth ages 16 through 21 with single unit, dorm-style housing as a step into independent living. The current model utilizes two four-bedroom homes located adjacent to each other to allow for ease of case management across the two sites.
During the 2022 fiscal year, 133 youth entered Housing programs with The PLACE. 75% of those who exited the program moved onto another stable place.