Exploring Factors Related to Supportive Housing Tenure and Stability for People with Serious Mental Illness
Journal of Community Psychology
Overall, the retention of people with serious mental illness (SMI) in supportive housing is high. However, some supportive housing settings report average stays of only 15 months, and others report declines in housing retention over time. Many studies report variables associated with supportive housing stability and tenure, but there are few extensive, focused investigations on the subject. Hence, a literature review was conducted to investigate factors associated with supportive housing stability and tenure among people with SMI. The review of the included 28 papers reveals that the factors associated with supportive housing stability and tenure fell into two general categories of individual factors (including psychiatric factors and prior homelessness), and contextual factors (including program characteristics and sense of community and social support). In conclusion, further focus on contextual factors, as well as a potential reframing of individual factors as contextual, may be helpful in addressing issues related to supportive housing stability and tenure for people with SMI.
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Leickly, E., & Townley, G. (2021). Exploring factors related to supportive housing tenure and stability for people with serious mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, jcop.22573. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22573