Resources on Supportive Housing in New Hampshire’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP)
What is the DSRIP?
What does the DSRIP aim to achieve?
- NH’s “Building Capacity for Transformation” Waiver FAQs
- 10 Things You Need To Know About NH’s “Building Capacity Transformation” Waiver
Who can be involved in the DSRIP?
- Learn more about the Regional Project Plans for each IDN by going to NH DSRIP IDN Project Plans
Why is Supportive Housing Critical to the DSRIP’s success?
- Supportive Housing Business Case
- DSRIP goals and its alignment with Supportive Housing outcomes
Health Outcomes of Supportive Housing and Cost Savings of Supportive Housing
A number of communities have launched health and housing partnerships to address the needs of their vulnerable populations. Learn more about the work to build these partnerships and the early health, housing and cost avoidance outcomes: On the Ground Floor: Housing First for Frequent Users of Health System Users, February 2017.
What does high-quality Supportive Housing look like?
Supportive housing combines affordable housing with voluntary services that help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy, and dignity. CSH’s Dimensions of Quality Toolkit provides information for communities, providers, and funders on how to create and maintain quality supportive housing.
Where is there Supportive Housing in New Hampshire?
Each year the Continuum of Care (CoC) in each state reports to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both the Point-In-Time Count (# of homeless persons/subpopulations) and the Housing Inventory Count – shelters, transitional housing, and supportive housing units – for their community. New Hampshire has three CoCs under the Homeless Assistance Programs: Nashua/Hillsborough County, Manchester, and Balance of State. Prior year reports can also be found on the HUD Exchange Website.
- 2016 New Hampshire Housing Inventory (HIC)
- 2016 New Hampshire Point-in-Time (PIT)
- The HUD Exchange provides contact information for grantees under the Homeless Assistance Programs
What are the models for Supportive Housing services?
- The CSH Supportive Housing Integrated Models Toolkit builds a greater understanding for developers and service providers of the different types of housing and service models that integrate supportive housing into a community.
- The CSH Supportive Housing Integrated Models Matrix compares supportive housing types and service models.
- The Guide to Service Funding in Supportive Housing highlights how different communities are accessing resources to pay for services in Supportive Housing.
- CSH Dimensions of Quality Toolkit features a summary of service models in supportive housing.
- Key examples of effective services models in supportive include Housing First and Harm Reduction Strategies. Learn more about Housing at United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.
The Case for Supportive Housing – trends from around the country
Studies have shown the impact that housing has on quality of life outcomes. These outcomes included positive improvements in social network size, choice in treatment, housing, employment, and satisfaction. This table highlights the results of 16 studies looking at the impact of supportive housing on the quality of life using varied metrics.
Not a Partisan Issue – Supportive Housing Crosses the Aisle
Minnesota Homeless Youth Initiatives: In 2006, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Minnesota Homeless Youth Act, providing bi-annual funding to address the problems of youth homelessness. YouthLink is one of the leading providers in this effort.
Louisiana Permanent Supportive Housing Program
- Louisiana launched a comprehensive program to provide permanent housing with services for their most vulnerable population.
- The City of Orlando and private partners have launched a health and housing partnership. Read about the effort to build the partnership and the early results here.
- The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has allocated resources to advance capacity for developments of supportive housing across the state.
- Penn Place in Indianapolis is a recent development that links housing with health care providers in the area to address the needs of the most vulnerable populations.
- Supportive Housing for Families
- CSH Population and Homeless Need – Families
- CSH launched the Keeping Families Together Program to highlight the needs of homeless families and to improve coordination with child welfare and other support agencies.
- The One Roof Campaign expands the Keeping Families Together program by bringing best practices to a broader group of communities.
- Supportive Housing for Veterans
- The HUD-VASH (Veterans Administration Supportive Housing) brings together both service and housing resources to assist homeless veterans and families.
- Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness highlighted the need and goal to end veterans’ homelessness. A variety of resources and toolkits were developed both by HUD and the VA to support communities in this effort.
- Supportive Housing for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
- This digest shows 18 studies exploring how supportive housing impacts mental health and substance use, including reductions in inpatient stays at substance use facilities, cost savings to the mental health system, and fewer reports of impairment due to psychiatric symptoms.
- Supportive Housing for Individuals Experiencing Chronic Homelessness
- CSH Population and Supportive Housing Need – Chronic Homeless.
- Supportive Housing for Transition-Aged Youth
- Transition-aged youth are those aged 16-25 exiting the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, or homeless and on the streets. Studies have found that youth exiting the criminal justice and child welfare systems had higher rates of poverty and incarceration within 4 years of release. Linking individuals to housing and services were associated with positive outcomes related to stable housing, education and employment, healthcare, and criminal justice involvement.
- CSH Population and Supportive Housing Need – Homeless Youth
- New York City releases a study on the housing trajectory of transition-aged youth.
- Supportive Housing for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
- CSH Population and Homeless Need – Mental Health
- The State of Ohio has been a leader in linking resources to stabilize in housing and with services for persons with mental illness leaving the criminal justice system.
- The Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) makes available Cooperative Agreement for Benefit of Homeless Individuals (CABHI) and Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals – Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH) funding resources to states, organizations, and communities to address the mental health and substance addictions among homeless populations.