Permanent Supportive Housing assists and empowers families to live as independently as possible. SAMMinistries has a permanent housing program that assists families with whom one member of the family has a disability. SAMMinistries also manages 100 set-aside housing vouchers to help families find permanent housing in the private rental market.
Case managers work with adult participants to achieve the following goals:
- Remain in (or exit to) permanent housing
- Increase skills and/or income
- Achieve greater self-determination
- Achieve financial stability (reduce debt)
The individual or family:
- must be "literally homeless" by HUD definition (living in an emergency shelter, on the street, or in a place not meant for habitation).
- in some cases must be "chronically homeless" by HUD definition (a single person or head of household with a disabling condition who has either experienced homelessness for longer than a year, during which time the individual may have lived in a shelter, Safe Haven, or a place not meant for human habitation; or experienced homelessness four or more times in the last three years).
- must be referred by the community's Coordinated Entry system. Call (210) 207-1799 to get that started.
For some projects, client pays 30% of their income toward rent, however, no income is required.