This is the third and final evaluation report for Missouri Foundation for Health’s Show Me Healthy Housing pilot program. Through Show Me Healthy Housing, the foundation provided grants to four supportive housing programs: two that served veterans experiencing homelessness, one that served homeless families, and one that served individuals with a serious mental illness or a disability and households that are homeless.
Overall, the evaluation findings confirm and extend previous studies that show the benefits of supportive housing in promoting stability for formerly homeless people with disabilities. They are also a reminder that people’s challenges do not end when they enter supportive housing. Health care, access to transportation, and employment and volunteer opportunities are crucial to helping tenants lead productive, fulfilling lives.