Show Me Healthy Housing: Year One Evaluation Report

By: Josh Leopold, Sade Adeeyo, Mychal Cohen, and Lily Posey

The Urban Institute

Published: December 14, 2016

This report highlights the successes and challenges of permanent supportive housing projects funded as part of the Missouri Foundation for Health’s Show Me Healthy Housing (SMHH) program.
In 2014, the Missouri Foundation created SMHH and awarded more than $1 million in grants to four organizations to fund supportive housing projects in Springfield, Hannibal, Columbia, and Mexico, Missouri. The four Missouri permanent supportive housing projects serve various populations, including veterans, seniors, people with serious and persistent mental illnesses, and homeless families.

In this report, we evaluate the effectiveness of SMHH efforts after one year. We find that SMHH sites are making inroads in providing stable housing for vulnerable populations.

Permanent supportive housing combines long-term rental subsidies with community-based services. Tenants typically receive permanent rent subsidies for as long as they remain in the program and have access to case management and support services for house maintenance and personal well-being.

To read more of the abstract, click here.

To read the full report, click here. 

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