Housing Matters to Health
In Pennsylvania’s urban, suburban, and rural communities, a group of individuals bounce from the streets and the woods to emergency shelters and to hospital emergency rooms. They are living with mental illness, opiate and other substance use disorders, and chronic health conditions – never receiving the support they need to end this vicious cycle.
Permanent supportive housing is an evidence-based model that ends the cycle of homelessness for these vulnerable individuals and prevents continued unnecessary hospitalization and institutionalization.
REPORT: Making the Connection-Improving health outcomes by providing housing and support to individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness and substance use
Making the Connection – Appendix A – List of Pre-Tenancy and Tenancy Support Services: CMCS Informational Bulletin – Coverage of Housing-Related Activities and Services for Individuals with Disabilities