Supportive housing combines affordable housing with on-site supports to help people maintain their housing and create a sense of belonging. These supports could include counselling, training, and connecting to other community resources.
Services and housing are provided for people who face social isolation and other complex challenges – individuals and families who may have very low incomes and serious, persistent issues that may include mental illness, HIV/AIDS or substance use. By giving people the resources they need to maintain quality of life and stay housed, supportive housing reduces reliance on costly emergency, health and social services.
The community-based, person-centred model of supportive housing ensures people have an affordable, permanent place to live. A “Housing Plus” approach means people have both a home to call their own and the supports they need to maintain their tenancy.