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Idaho Policy Institute and Idaho Housing and Finance Association Publish Report on Permanent Supportive Housing

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) partnered with Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) to conduct a statewide evaluation comparing scattered-site and single-site Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs at Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in Idaho. PSH programs use a Housing First approach to house people experiencing homelessness and living with a disabling condition.

Key Findings:
• No difference exists between construction costs of scattered-site and single-site PSH units at
LIHTC properties.
• Future evaluations require increased coordination of data collection and designating LIHTC
properties as unique programs in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).
• All regions in Idaho will benefit from expanded PSH programming.
• The lack of providers is a barrier to providing supportive services in rural communities.
• More vulnerable populations benefit from on-site supportive services provided by single-site
PSH programs

Read the full report here