LOW BARRIER IS BETTER
Supportive housing includes resources that the target population needs. This typically includes case workers, social workers, medical care, counselling, and life skills classes.
By meeting people where they are at and providing supportive services, this program can be more effective at helping the people who need it most.
Low-barrier does not mean no barrier. LifeMoves has told us that they implement rules that residents have to follow, like signing in at night and keeping a curfew.
Housing is shown to significantly benefit mental illness. If mental illness is a barrier to housing, those suffering can continue to suffer.
Many unhoused people have "criminal records" for minor things that do not make them dangerous. Tickets or arrests for things like sleeping on the street, stealing food, or trespassing can keep people out of facilities with higher barriers.