Permanent Supportive Housing

(Orange County, Calif.) Scattered site leasing assistance to chronically homeless disabled individuals and families.

Supportive housing links decent, safe, affordable, community-based housing with flexible, voluntary support services designed to help the individual or family stay housed and live a more productive life in the community.  They can access, at their option, services designed to address their individual needs and preferences. These services may include the help of a Mercy House case manager , help in building independent living and tenancy skills, assistance with integrating into the community, and connections to community-based health care, treatment, and employment services.

Permanent supportive housing is a proven, effective means of reintegrating chronically homeless and other highly vulnerable homeless families and individuals with psychiatric disabilities or chronic health challenges into the community by addressing their basic needs for housing and providing ongoing support.