Permanent Supportive Housing

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Performance Metric

Increase Permanent Supportive Housing by 10% in 2022 compared to 2021. 

The chart to left shows the number of Permanent Supportive Housing beds in the county's annual housing inventory. Our 2022 target is to achieve a 10% increase in the number of Permanent Supportive Housing beds from 2021. Reaching a total  of 714 beds would achieve this goal. 

Why Does it Matter?

Most people who experience homelessness do so only briefly, and are able to self-resolve in a matter of days or weeks. But for others, complex needs that make it difficult to live independently result in chronic homelessness that is nearly impossible to self-resolve. Homelessness in Marin is disproportionately experienced by certain populations, including men, black/African American people, and Latino/a/x/e people. For more on the demographics of Marin’s homeless population, see our Data Dashboard page.
Marin County has adopted a Housing First approach to ending homelessness. A key aspect to this approach is developing the correct types of housing interventions to resolve homelessness. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is a solution for many of the most vulnerable chronically homeless people. It combines ongoing housing assistance with voluntary supportive services to move people quickly from homelessness into housing without preconditions such as income or treatment. For more information and additional data please visit Homelessness in Marin website