From 2007 to 2010, the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s New York City office piloted and evaluated Keeping Families Together, a program that provided permanent supportive housing for the city’s most vulnerable families. These families had been homeless for at least a year, and had at least one case of child abuse or neglect open with the city’s Administration for Children's Services.
Supportive housing offers affordable, well-managed rental housing and intensive services to individuals and families who have been homeless for long periods owing to mental illness, substance addiction or serious health problems.
The Corporation for Supportive Housing subcontracted with Metis Associates, a national consulting firm, to evaluate the pilot. In Keeping Families Together: Program Evaluation Overview the evaluators cited the following findings: