A collaborative program with county government, the Housing Opportunities Commission, and private foundations. As the county’s pilot Housing First initiative, Partnership for Permanent Housing (PPH) combines the case management component of transitional housing programs with quicker access to permanent housing by providing subsidized permanent housing and supportive services to over 180 households.
PPH households receive:
- Housing subsidy
- Assistance in locating and obtaining affordable, appropriate housing
- Assistance with furnishing their new home
- Individualized case management
- Quarterly Newsletter
- Emergency funds, as needed
PPH came into existence in 2003 as a collaborative effort between the Coalition, Housing Opportunities Commission, and Montgomery County Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Community Affairs. Due to the program’s tremendous success, it was expanded by 55 households in FY2007 with funding from the County Council and Department of Health and Human Services, and by 20 households in FY2008 through the County’s Supportive Housing Rental Assistance Program and in FY2009 by an additional 50 households through funding from the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. PPH is Montgomery County’s pilot “Housing First” program.