Document date: March 16, 2009
Released online: March 27, 2009
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As part of the Reentry Housing Forum, "Reducing the Revolving Door of Incarceration and Homelessness in the District of Columbia," this paper reports the extent to which currently available permanent supportive housing serves ex-offenders, as well as the willingness of supportive housing providers to serve this population if appropriate supportive services are available.
Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is the housing of choice for people with major disabilities who go back and forth between homelessness and incarceration, with little hope of establishing a stable community residence.
The District of Columbia had upwards of 3,000 units of PSH in mid-2008, and was in the process of developing more. To see how much existing PSH was occupied by people who had come to it from jail or prison, the Urban Institute did a survey in mid-2008 of all agencies that provide Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in the District.
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