prem-houseThe Permanent Housing Program (PHP) is a one year commitment to living in an apartment with a roommate and working one’s way to self-sufficiency. Adults have to be chronically homeless or disabled to qualify. A person is considered chronically homeless when he/she has experienced at least two episodes of homelessness in the past year of at least 30 days duration each. A person is considered permanently disabled if he/she is receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration. Since program inception, nearly 100 Community Shelter residents have transitioned into UCM’s Permanent Housing Program, of which 85% remain permanently housed today.