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Supportive Housing

  •  Supportive Housing Programs

EDI’s supportive housing programs are designed to assist individuals experiencing homelessness and who are in recovery from a substance use disorder. Residents in EDI’s supportive housing programs live life drug and alcohol free, are engaged with community resources and employment, and have a structured schedule of daily meditation, life skills groups, community service, pathways of recovery, and other recovery-oriented activities. EDI currently provides two types of housing programs at its Leesport Facility: Transitional Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing.

EDI’s Transitional Housing program is designed to assist individuals experiencing homelessness and who are in recovery from a substance use disorder to build a foundation of recovery so they can improve the quality of their lives and obtain and maintain greater self-sufficiency. Transitional Housing residents are asked to make a commitment to living at EDI for a minimum of 90 days, with a typical length of stay between 6 and 9 months. Supportive services may be provided by EDI or coordinated by EDI and provided by other agencies. EDI currently has 20 beds dedicated to Transitional Housing. Admission is based upon the following basic criteria:

  • Homeless as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • A Substance Use Disorder based upon criteria defined in the DSM-5
  • Commitment to recovery from addiction
  • The need for recovery support services (employment/education assistance, life skills development, structure & accountability, relapse prevention, etc.)
  • Local criminal justice system clients must be non-violent offenders and be currently involved with the Adult Probation Department in good standing.

EDI’s Permanent Supportive Housing program is for chronically homeless persons who have a disability such as substance use disorder. The program is designed to enable individuals with special needs to live as independently as possible in a long-term setting. Residents in the permanent housing program are required to sign a one-year lease. Permanent housing residents typically stay between 12 and 24 months. Permanent housing residents receive supportive services that will enable them to learn to live as independently as possible. Supportive services may be provided by EDI or coordinated by EDI and provided by other agencies. EDI currently has 30 rooms dedicated to Permanent Housing. Admission is based upon the following basic criteria:

  • Chronically homeless as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • A Substance Use Disorder based upon criteria defined in the DSM-5
  • Disabled (defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development)
  • Commitment to recovery from addiction
  • The need for recovery support services (employment/education assistance, life skills development, structure & accountability, relapse prevention, etc.)


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Please submit all application inquires and referrals to:

jsmith@ediinc.org