Permanent supportive housing (PSH) uses a Housing First approach to house people experiencing homelessness and living with a disabling condition. Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) partnered with Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) to conduct a statewide evaluation comparing scattered-site and single-site PSH programs at Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in Idaho. Of the 151 PSH units in Idaho, 96 are in service consisting of 30 scattered-site and 66 single-site units. Additionally, 55 scattered-site units are anticipated to open in the next two years. No single-site PSH programs using LIHTC are planned. Future single-site PSH programs will require strong public-private partnerships modeled after successful programming in Ada County.
This report includes a description of current LIHTC PSH programming in Idaho, recommendations of data required for future evaluations, and key considerations for resource and activity prioritization.
Larsen, Benjamin; Kim, Cheong; Hall, McAllister; and Crossgrove Fry, Vanessa, "Idaho Permanent Supportive Housing: Comparative Analysis" (2021). Idaho Policy Institute Reports. 51.