Supportive housing helps at-risk people lead stable, more independent lives. Through a combination of affordable housing and specialized care, supportive housing particularly aids those with mental illness. In New York, the majority of homeless people suffer from at least one mental disability. Supportive housing lends a much-needed hand. Case managers at supportive housing sites ensure that tenants take medication, stay safe and avoid costly trips to emergency rooms and hospitals. Those with mental illness, as a result, remain healthier and avoid unnecessary expenses to the State.
To learn more about how supportive housing helps people with disabilities, peruse the following research reports.
- Road to Recovery: Client Experiences in Supportive Housing
Center for Addiction and Mental Health, 2012
- Predicting Staying In or Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2006
- Findings from a Pilot Study of Homeless Dually Diagnosed Adults
Central City Concern, 2006
- The Culhane Report
Housing Policy Debate, 2002, Dennis P. Culhane et al.
- A History of the New York/New York Agreement
Corporation for Supportive Housing, 2001