Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Programs are designed to assist chronically homeless mental health consumers with securing safe, affordable housing and promote independent living in a healthy environment. PSH Programs provide long-term, community-based housing along with supportive services. Supportive services enable special needs populations to live as independently as possible in a permanent setting. We currently have three PSH Programs that serve mental health consumers: Permanent Supportive Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing — Pittsburgh Street House, and Permanent Supportive Housing for Families.
Program eligibility is based on HUD’s definition of chronic homelessness: (a) lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter; AND (b) has been homeless and living in one of these places continuously for at least 12 months OR on at least 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years, as long as the combined occasions equal at least 12 months and each break in homelessness separating the occasions included at least 7 consecutive nights of not living in one of the aforementioned places.
Interested applicants are required to submit an application through Coordinated Entry. We are no longer permitted to accept direct referrals for PSH Programs. Applicants are encouraged to contact us at (724) 834-1260 for information regarding the Coordinated Entry process.
For More Information
For more information about these programs please contact:
Permanent Supportive Housing — Pittsburgh Street House program: Alex Concannon at 724-552-0305 ext. 7286
Permanent Supportive Housing program and Permanent Supportive Housing for Families program: Carrie Lesniak, Housing Coordinator at 724-834-1260 Ext 1148
WCA's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.