Permanent Supportive Housing

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Safe, Affordable, Sustainable, Community-Based Housing Options

Our Permanent Supportive Housing solutions provide safe, affordable, and sustainable community-based housing options. This program was designed to serve and empower people with very low incomes and chronic, disabling health conditions. Providing families and individuals with stable housing supports their success and helps to break the cycle of homelessness.

Our Permanent Supportive Housing Programs and Resources

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Reedy Place

This groundbreaking program began in 2006, becoming the very first “Safe Haven” in South Carolina. It offers a safe place for 15 chronically homeless individuals. It provides housing, furniture, utilities, and property management. Mental health services are provided by our partners at Greater Greenville Mental Health. Referrals are made, targeting the chronically homeless and most vulnerable in our society. A true housing first program (and following the harm reduction model), Reedy Place is a model initiative for other agencies to emulate.

The Economic Impact of Reedy Place

This program has a meaningful impact on residents, taxpayers, and the community. According to the SC Dept of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, there is a 92% decrease in costs after 2 years in the Reedy Place Program.

11 REEDY RIVER RESIDENTS

2 Years Prior to Program Entry

$210,447 cost to taxpayers annually 

397 days in detention center

252 days in in-patient behavioral health

10 ER Visits

TOTAL COST:

$19,132 / Resident

11 REEDY RIVER RESIDENTS

2 Years After Program Entry

$17,625 cost to taxpayers annually 

30 days in detention center

40 days in in-patient behavioral health

1 ER Visit

TOTAL COST:

$1,602 / Resident

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Church Street Place at Poe Mill

Church Street Place at Poe Mill will offer 36 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals suffering from mental illness. It will feature property management services with 24-hour security, as well as daily on-site support for residents on a wide array of services. Upon completion, it will be owned and managed by UHC, and funded by grants, tenant rent and rent subsidy programs. At full occupancy, Church Street Place is estimated to result in over $630,000 in annual taxpayer savings.

Additional Housing Programs

HOME at Last

HOME at Last provides permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families and individuals. It serves 18 households totaling 28 people, and provides case management support to work through potential barriers to stable housing. Additional services including educational, employment, budgeting, and counseling opportunities are available if desired.

RAVE Program

RAVE provides rental assistance for chronically homeless individuals and serves 18 households totaling 18 people. Regular staff visits with the tenant ensure that any property management issues or barriers can be addressed quickly. Staff can work closely with individuals to select housing that aligns with clients' preferences and existing support systems.

HOME Program

The HOME program serves 16 households totaling 16 individuals. HOME provides permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless, single individuals. Case managers partner with clients in an interactive, supportive capacity, ensuring that any issues and barriers are addressed. In this program, further education, employment, budgeting, and housing counseling are available if desired.

Sunset Village

The Sunset Village housing program offers permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. It provides housing, furniture, laundry services, and utilities under the Housing First model. A full-time Property Manager and contracted security are on site. Case management, medical, mental health, substance use, and other services are available through community partnerships.

Shelter Plus Care Grant Sub-Recipient

SC DEPT OF MENTAL HEALTH

Through this program, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, in partnership with United Housing Connections, provides 33 units of permanent supportive housing for 45 homeless adults (and family members) with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses/substance use disorder. Located in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, this program is supported by funds from the Continuum of Care.