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Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. and Wyandot Center Supportive Housing Program

Beacon Homes is HUD-funded permanent supportive housing program in Kansas City, Kansas. Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. (KWH) manages the program on behalf of its sister organization, Wyandot Center. Beacon Homes provides 22 scattered site affordable housing for chronically homeless adults. See Our Impact for more information on the outcomes of this unique partnership between Wyandot, Inc.'s sister organizations.

For more information, contact Erin Pullen, director of housing programs at KWH,  at pullen_e@wmhci.org


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Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. and Metro Lutheran Ministry Programs

Under contract with Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM), Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. (KWH) managed several HUD-funded permanent supportive housing programs in Kansas and Missouri. Grace Homes and Luther Johnson Homes are in Kansas City, Kansas and together have 17 apartments in a congregate setting. Project Care is in Missouri and has 15 apartments in a congregate setting.
 
For more information, contact Erin Pullen, director of housing programs at KWH, at pullen_e@wmhci.org

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Kim Wilson Housing Inc., Truman Medical Center's Service Enriched Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs


Under a consulting relationship with Kim Wilson Housing, a innovative model was developed to serve individuals utilizing high cost services in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Truman Medical Center (TMC), a community mental health center in Kansas City, Missouri, partnered with Kim Wilson Housing to began providing Service Enriched Housing (SEH)(residential care) to individuals using high cost services. SEH, a service funded through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, offers intensive psychiatric rehabilitation in the community for adult individuals with intensive needs. Under this innovative model, housing is provided by two HUD-funded supportive housing programs awarded to TMC, New Roots and Haven of Hope, and one Metro Lutheran Ministry supportive housing program, Project Care.TMC contracted with Kim Wilson Housing, who in turn contracted with Wyandot Center to provide on-site staff in the residential setting to ensure that consumers are successful.   

Current outcomes are promising and are showing that after six months of intensive services coupled with permanent supportive housing, emergency room visits, arrests and hospitalizations have decreased significantly. See Our Impact for outcomes on this unique model.

For more information, contact Christy McMurphy, Executive Director, at mcmurphy_c@wmhci.org

What Is Permanent Supportive Housing?


Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is the coupling of a financial housing subsidy to offset the cost of the housing with supportive services in an independent living situation in which the client has housing rights. PSH is permanent housing, as there are no time limits. Supportive services can be provided by any community-based agency that is able to support the client in housing stabilization. Supportive services are most commonly provided by mental health, substance recovery and health agencies. While supportive services are voluntary, agencies that provide PSH are committed to ensuring that clients retain their housing.
 

More About Permanent Supportive

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is typically for disabled individuals or a family with a disabled member, who are experiencing street or shelter homelessness and who are identified as having significant vulnerabilities that render them incapable or unlikely to access housing on his/her own and successfully sustain it. PSH is often the housing model of choice for households experiencing chronic homelessness, severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders and chronic medical conditions. PSH is an evidenced-based practice, which means it has been studied and proven to be successful at achieving its goal, which is to help clients maintain their housing. Communities usually utilize an assessment tool to determine vulnerability and then prioritize housing placement based on length of homelessness and severity of vulnerability. PSH does not have prerequisites, and an individual or family does not have to demonstrate sobriety or active participation in their mental health care to be eligible for housing placement.