Permanent Supportive Housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program, formerly known as the Shelter Plus Care (SPC) program, is a federally-funded program regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and managed and operated by Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS). The purpose of the PSH program is to provide permanent housing in connection with supportive services to homeless persons with disabilities and their families. This program provides rental assistance to homeless and disabled persons (through the HEARTH/McKinney Homeless Act of 2009). Rental assistance for eligible individuals under this program must be matched with supportive service dollars from the referring agency. PSH began in 1995 and operates under four grants to assist 454 individuals and families.

Participants can remain on the program as long as funds are available and they are compliant with program guidelines. Grants are renewed based on available funding on an annual basis.

Primary Target Populations Include Persons With:

  • Serious mental illness
  • Chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs
  • HIV/AIDS

Community partnering agencies include: MHMR of Tarrant County, VA Homeless Veterans Program, Salvation Army, Samaritan House, Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA), and Presbyterian Night Shelter.