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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.


This report was prepared by Idaho Policy Institute at Boise State University and commissioned by Idaho Housing and Finance Association.