Permanent Supportive Housing

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Performance Metric

Increase Permanent Supportive Housing by 10% in 2023 compared to 2022. 
The chart to left shows the number of Permanent Supportive Housing beds in the county's annual housing inventory. The County surpassed its 2022 goal of increasing the number of permanent supportive housing beds by 10%, showing a 12% increase from 649 beds to 726 beds.
 Our 2023 target is to achieve an additional 10% increase in the number of Permanent Supportive Housing beds from 2022. Reaching a total  of 798 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