Promoting Housing Stability

Stable housing gives people who live with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders a foundation to succeed in recovery. There are many issues that might challenge someone's housing stability, such as:

  • Symptoms
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Hoarding
  • Not following rules
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Benefits concerns and other financial issues
  • Trauma triggers

The way service providers respond to and interact with residents can positively influence their future success. Learn to build self-awareness about your attitudes, thoughts, and communication style as you conduct your work. Learn to keep your attention centered on residents. Learn how to explore and encourage motivation to change. 

A Variety of Housing Services

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices provides training for staff, supervisors, and administrators in a variety of housing services, such as:

  • PSH/Permanent Supportive and Independent Housing
  • Transitional Housing
  • Residential
  • Adult Care Facilities
  • Emergency Shelters
  • YMCA and YWCA Housing
  • Community CPST
  • Recovery Houses


Our center helps providers of housing services and behavioral healthcare services enhance their abilities to promote housing stability among residents. Our training focuses on several intervention strategies:

  • Exploring Motivation to Change
  • Creating a Culture of Work
  • Benefits Advocacy (i.e., making informed choices about benefits and work)
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Resources and Tools

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices has developed a number of resources to help with the implementation of Promoting Housing Stability, including CEBP-produced materials like posters and reminder cards.

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