National Center on Family Homelessness, 2009
The Minnesota Supportive Housing and Managed Care Pilot evaluation assesses supportive housing’s effectiveness in Minnesota. The report focuses on residents with highly complex needs, including mental illness and chemical dependency. Researchers compared their use of public services (social welfare programs, emergency rooms, etc.) for the periods before and after enrollment in supportive housing. The results suggest that supportive housing can lead to an increased quality of life among tenants and a decreased reliance on costly inpatient health care. This report was produced for Hearth Connection.