Permanent Supportive Housing Program

(PSH)

Our Focus

The Permanent Supportive Housing program offered by the Center for Veterans Issues is designed to assist chronically homeless or disabled U.S. Veterans and their families. We use a client-centered strength-based approach, which focuses on identifying and utilizing participants’ strengths to help them establish their own long- and short-term goals.

We utilize a housing-first philosophy that does not require individuals to participate in other services before securing safe, clean, affordable housing. We believe that having a place to call home is fundamental for any individual to start their journey towards healing and addressing other barriers to a self-sustaining life, such as dealing with PTSD, AODA issues, or other physical and mental health diagnoses.

Eligibility

To participate in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, the following must apply;

1. Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness with disabilities are prioritized.

2. You must be chronically homeless and currently living in one of the following situations:

  • Places not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, or streets.
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional shelter that originally came from #1 or #2 above.

3. You must have a disability that is certifiable by an appropriate state-licensed physician.

 

Program staff will be assigned to walk each client through this process and work to obtain the necessary documentation. If you are not sure if you qualify or need assistance, please visit us and we will work with you.

Eligibility

To participate in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program, the following must apply;

1. Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness with disabilities are prioritized.

2. You must be chronically homeless and currently living in one of the following situations:

  • Places not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, or streets.
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional shelter that originally came from #1 or #2 above.

3. You must have a disability that is certifiable by an appropriate state-licensed physician.

 

Program staff will be assigned to walk each client through this process and work to obtain the necessary documentation. If you are not sure if you qualify or need assistance, please visit us and we will work with you.

Services

Our programs provide the support necessary to enable participants to become more self-sufficient by offering case management.

Supportive Services

  • Low-Income Housing
  • Housing Search
  • Crisis Management
  • Outreach Services
  • Life Skills Training
  • Annual Assessment of Services
  • Individual Service Plan
  • Utility Credit & Transportation Assistance

Referrals

  • Payee Services
  • AODA Counseling
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Counseling Services

Participants in our programs also have access to additional services offered at CVI, including:

Services

Our programs provide the support necessary to enable participants to become more self-sufficient by offering case management.

Supportive Services

  • Low-Income Housing
  • Housing Search
  • Crisis Management
  • Outreach Services
  • Life Skills Training
  • Annual Assessment of Services
  • Individual Service Plan
  • Utility Credit & Transportation Assistance

Referrals

  • Payee Services
  • AODA Counseling
  • Legal Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Counseling Services

Participants in our programs also have access to additional services offered at CVI, including:

Call 2-1-1 or visit www.impactinc.org

  • Tell them you are a Veteran
  • Ask to be placed on the coordinated entry list for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Locations

Operation Turning Point (OTP)

Operation Turning Point provides 32 units of leased scattered-site housing in Milwaukee County. CVI leases units with various property managers in Milwaukee County.

  • Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income.
  • To help clients achieve their goals, we provide supportive services through case management five days a week.
  • One, two, and three-bedroom units are offered.

Veterans Gardens (VG)

Veterans Gardens are 30 housing units owned and operated by CVI across four locations for Veterans experiencing chronic homelessness with a disability.

  • Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income.
  • To help clients achieve their goals, we provide supportive services through case management five days a week.
  • One, two, and three-bedroom units are offered.
  • Two ADA units are available for clients who need accommodation.

College Avenue Apartments

College Avenue Apartments in Racine is a Permanent Supportive Housing facility that provides 18 single-occupancy units. The apartments are owned and operated by CVI.

  • Clients who have eligible income pay 30% of their income.
  • To help clients achieve their goals, we provide supportive services through case management five days a week.
  • Two ADA units are available for clients who need accommodation.

Permanent Suppportive Housing 2023 Performance Outcomes

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Veterans & Their Children Housed

Other Permanent Housing Options

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Permanent Housing Options

Veterans Manor Milwaukee

Thomas H. Wynn Sr. Memorial
Veterans Manor Milwaukee
3430 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wi 53208
414-207-8387

Veterans Manor Green Bay

Major General Jacob Brown
Veterans Manor Green Bay
2900 St. Anthony Drive
Green Bay, Wi 54311
920-659-0838