Permanent Supportive Housing
A-SPAN has two HUD funded permanentsupportive housing programs known as In-Roads and Striving Home. ThePermanent Supportive Housing Program provides housing and case management for 31 people who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse and were chronically homeless prior to being placed in housing. Housing Case Managers provide weekly support, assisting clients with transportation, budgeting and activities of daily living.
People living in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program develop skills that will helpthem retain housing, such as budgeting, social skills, good tenant practices and healthful living.
Studies have shown that people are more receptive to social supports once they’re in housing. This is the basis for A-SPAN's and Arlington County's "Housing-First" approach. A-SPAN is an active partner in Arlington County's Ten-Year Plan To End Homelessness in Arlington County, Va.
See our Street Guide to Emergency Resources for Homeless Individuals in Arlington County for additional help.