Supportive Housing Services

Overview

Supportive Housing (SH)

Supportive Housing (SH) is a philosophy and a program that is rooted in the belief that no one should have to prove “housing readinessto be housed. The service is an evidence-based practice with decades of research, as well as personal and professional stories that highlight the success of community living paired with intensive, personalized supports. A person is supported in the process of securing community-based, affordable housing of their choice along with individualized support to assist the person with stabilization and self-identified goals. SH adheres to the principles of Housing First, Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Planning, and Strengths-Based Approach. Program participation, medication adherence, and abstinence are not required to keep one’s housing.

SH services are available in two ways for ALTSA recipients:

  • Individuals who are currently residing in the community may be eligible for Supportive Housing services under Healthier Washington Medicaid Transformation: Foundational Community Supports (FCS): Supportive Housing services. 
  • Individuals with challenging or complex needs who are currently residing at Eastern or Western State Hospital or are able to be diverted from these institutions may access Supportive Housing Services through the Governor’s Opportunity for Supportive Housing (GOSH).

Governor's Opportunity for Supportive Housing (GOSH)

Foundational Community Supports - Supportive Housing Services (FCS-SH)

Supportive Housing Resources