Supportive Housing encompasses a variety of programs that provide both affordable housing opportunities and the supportive services needed to sustain that housing while working toward recovery and self-sufficiency. Supportive housing services are available in Cincinnati for both individuals and families, and includes Permanent Housing, and Transitional Housing.
For a complete list of agencies offering these services, please see our Partner Agencies page.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is a combination of services and housing designed for people with serious mental illnesses or other disabilities who need support in order to live stably in their communities. These services can include case management, substance abuse or mental health counseling, advocacy, and assistance in locating and maintaining employment. Our partner organizations served 14% more people in their PSH programs in 2015 than 2014, and have increased this number by 32% since 2011.
As the name suggests, Rapid Re-Housing is a system designed to move homeless individuals and families into permanent housing as fast as possible. This Housing First approach is based on the data-driven belief that people are better suited to address issues and pressures that may have led to them becoming homeless by first addressing their need for stable housing. Rapid Re-Housing has been shown nationally to be 85% effective in transitioning individuals and families from assistance to self-sufficiency, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Transitional Housing is a component of the Continuum of Care, and is the term for the programs that are offered to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to Permanent Housing.
This short- to medium-term assistance model lasts from one to 24 months, during which time participants are given supportive services and assistance. At the end of this period, participants are required to move from transitional housing into their own permanent residence.