SBH permanent housing programs help individuals without housing obtain stable residences. SBH has 159 permanent housing units across Syracuse, NY.

SBH uses a Housing First Model as a method of ending homelessness. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment, or service participation requirements.

Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness. For those choosing to engage in supportive services, program participants have access to SBH’s Integrated Outpatient Services (Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health/Gambling), Detox, Inpatient and Employment services.

The SBH Vocational Lab offers thirteen different employability and financial stability workshops. Workshops offered include: resume building, interviewing skills, rebuilding credit, financial literacy, budgeting and access to a Work Readiness Counselor. Many program participants access all of their supportive services within the organization so waiting times to access services are dramatically reduced.

Permanent housing for the chronically homeless
The KEES III (31 units) and KEES IV (18 units) programs serve chronically homeless individuals exclusively.

  • guidelines established by HUD and NY-505
  • Individuals must meet the HUD definition of chronic homelessness
  • Individuals must have a VI-SPDAT completed
  • VI-SPDATS are done at shelters and homeless outreach teams

Individuals must be placed on the CoC Coordinated Entry list. All homeless providers in the community have access to the Coordinated Entry list. Individuals entering this program are selected from the Coordinated Entry list.

Rapid Re-housing
FAST Housing is a Housing First rapid rehousing project designed to serve a minimum of 20 homeless individuals annually with:

  • rental assistance (up to 24 months, average 12 months)
  • case management
  • care coordination

Staff assists residents in creating and achieving goals in an individualized service plan where the primary focus is self-sufficiency. Referrals to address medical, family, legal, employment/vocational goals can be made, if desired.

Permanent housing for those with a qualifying disability
The Grove Point (16 units) and KEES II (54 units) programs serve homeless individuals with qualifying disabilities (for example Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness, physical limitation). SBH will work intensively with residents, using a person-centered/motivational interviewing approach to encourage residents to participate in goals towards self-sufficiency. These goals may include:

  • applying for mainstream benefits such as SSI/SSDI
  • Temporary Assistance
  • Medicaid and food stamps
  • connecting residents to supportive services
  • assisting with employment and education goals

Individuals entering this program are selected from the Coordinated Entry list.

Housing, Health, Employment & Education Program
This 20 unit scattered site apartment program serves individuals with co-occurring disorders that are identified as high Medicaid users.
This program is designed to help:

  • reduce Medicaid costs while providing the necessary supports for housing
  • health and recovery stability
  • economic self-sufficiency
  • community reintegration

Residential Services
329 North Salina Street
Suite 302
Syracuse, NY 13203

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