According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is permanent housing with indefinite leasing or rental assistance paired with supportive services to assist homeless persons with disabilities to achieve housing stability. Utilizing the California State Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) model of “Housing First,” an evidence-based approach to serving people experiencing homelessness, we recognize a person must first be able to access a decent, safe place to live, that does not limit length of stay, before the person can begin to stabilize, improve health, reduce harmful behaviors, or increase income.


Below are links to more information about Permanent Supportive Housing, the "Housing First" approach, and San Francisco's efforts to end homelessness. 


The Facts on Supportive Housing

National Alliance to End Homelessness Housing First Fact Sheet

SF Local Homeless Coordinating Board Strategic Plan Framework


ECS' Bishop Swing Community House in San Francisco near the corner of 10th and Howard.