Supportive Housing is formerly known as Healthy Homes
Permanent Supportive Housing Services
What is Permanent Supportive Housing?
Permanent Supportive Housing is a direct service that helps individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and have disabilities to choose, obtain and retain long term affordable housing with supportive services. People living in supportive housing have a private and secure place to make their home with the same rights and responsibilities as other members of the community. The difference is that they can access, at their option, services designed to address their individual needs and preferences. These services may include the help of a community support worker or counselor, 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. Once housing is stabilized, people can address underlying conditions that often have gone untreated for years. The combination of housing and supportive services creates a synergy that allows tenants to take steps toward recovery and independence.
The “permanent” in “permanent supportive housing” means the length of stay is up to the individual or family. There is no time limitation, and tenants may live in their homes as long as they meet the basic obligations of tenancy. While participation in services is encouraged, it is not a condition of living in the housing.
Life Link Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
Permanent Supportive Housing voucher program provides rental assistance for permanent housing in connection with supportive services. The rental assistance is provided by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) with The Life Link matching that rental assistance with an equal amount of supportive services. For more information about Shelter Plus Care, please call The Life Link Housing Department at 505-438-0010
Linkages provides 45 units of housing and support services. Each household receives at a minimum a once-a-month home visit and additional support services as identified and agreed upon. Households will remain in Linkages program until 1) a permanent voucher is received or 2) self-sufficiency is achieved and the rental funds are no longer needed. For more information about Linkages, please call The Life Link Housing Department at 505-438-0010
La Luz provides 24 permanent supportive housing units for those needing both independence and structure as they work on recovery from mental illness and substance abuse. La Luz provides an atmosphere of empowerment through the development of mutually respectful relationships with staff and peers. Requirements include meeting with community support workers, counselors and employment staff to develop and maintain individualized treatment plans. For more information about La Luz housing, please call Nora Cassar at (505) 216-1668 or (505) 438-0010 ext. 100
Rental and Utility Assistance is based on funding availability and program requirements.
For more information please call The Life Link Housing Department at 505-438-0010
Housing Supports, Health, and Recovery Services for Homeless Individuals (HHRHI)
HHRHI helps individuals and families not only secure housing, but also maintain permanent housing. We provide a whole health approach through the use of trauma informed and harm reduction services emphasizing the use of the following evidence-based practices:
Peer Recovery Support Services are provided by Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSW)
Supported Employment uses the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, a community-based approach to support individuals living with SMI and COD find and keep competitive employment through rapid job placement and on-going support. IPS focuses on the strengths and choices of individuals.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way of talking with people to support an individual to resolve ambivalence about a behavior change by eliciting and enhancing their intrinsic motivation for change. All CPSWs are trained and receive supervision in the use MI to support individuals and families to move toward their recovery oriented goals and reduce harm.
Seeking Safety (SS) is a present focused individual and group approach using cognitive and behavioral strategies to support safety and stabilization as stage one trauma treatment for individuals experiencing PTSD and SUD.
SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) and enrollment in other public benefits. For more information about HHRHI, please call (505) 395-2501.
For more information about HHRHI, please call (505) 395-2501