Wyandot's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

Wyandot's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Beacon Homes is a HUD-funded permanent supportive housing programs in Kansas City, Kansas.  Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. (KWH) manages the program on behalf of Wyandot Center.  Beacon Homes provides 22 scattered site affordable housing units for chronically homeless adults. Chronic homelessness is defined as:

An individual or family that is homeless and resides in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter, and has been homeless and residing in such place for at least one year or on at least four separate occasions in the last three years, and the duration of those episodes equals 12 months or more.  The statutory definition also requires that the individual has a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, cognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury, or chronic physical illness or disability.

Of the individuals housed in the KWH /Wyandot Center supportive housing program, 83% gained income since they entered the program and 100% were able to maintain housing for more than 180 days.   All tenants voluntarily maintained on-going relationships with Wyandot Center's case managers and KWH housing stabilization specialist.