Permanent Supportive Housing and
These programs are an approach to quickly connect people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions to entry, such as sobriety. Case management is offered after clients are entered into housing to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness.
Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is a program which serves chronically homeless and disabled adults and families. Arcata House Partnership operates two PSH programs, Apartment's First! and the Susie Van Kirk House which serve 27 people.
Apartment's Fist! clients live in their own apartments or houses, and pay 30% of their income as rent. Clients have a case manager who acts as an advocate on their behalf, helps teach life-skills when needed, and provides support to them when needed.
The Susie Van Kirk (SVK) House is a congregant living facility, where clients each have their own room and share common areas, like roommates. Clients also pay 30% of their income as rent, and receive a case manager to help support them in their transition to independent living as well.
Rapid Rehousing, our newest program, also serves chronically homeless and disabled adults and families. Based on the same philosophy as permanent supportive housing, the case manager helps to find permanent housing for clients as quickly as possible, serving those most in need of support. Clients also pay 30% of their income as rent, and receive case management and connections to other services as needed.