Housing Support Team/Community Based Recovery Services
Under Housing First, best practice services are:
1. Individualized, flexible, and responsive to the needs of the individual;
2. Available when needed prior to, during, and after the individual has moved into housing
3. Accessible where the individual lives in the community.
Assessing needs, identifying goals, and providing services are clearly defined as part of not separate from the assessments and services an individual receives and the goals they set for themselves. However, services are separate from the housing and individuals are assured continued occupancy as long as they pay their share of the rent (which is 30% of an individual’s income regardless of their income) and they comply with the terms of their lease.
Screening and Admission
1. The applicant’s Medicaid status will be checked.
2. If the person does not have Medicaid that allows for community based services they will be referred to the PSH office for additional waiver screening, if applicable.
3. If the person does have Medicaid that allows for community based services, an appointment for an Independent Assessment will be made to determine 1915i waiver eligibility.
4. After 1915i waiver status is granted and services are authorized, the approved individual/household will be assigned to a team to begin services.
2. Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST)
3. Psychosocial Skills Rehabilitation (PSR)
4. Crisis Intervention (CI)
2. Teach people with disabilities how to live within a community
3. Develop a safe foundation for individuals so that they can work towards a greater level of recovery dependent on their disability
4. Alleviate crisis situation through interventions and teaching skills necessary to avoid displacement from community housing.