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Butte Permanent Supportive Housing PAR

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Butte, MT

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20 One Bedroom Apartments

LEED Silver

Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless

  • Community stakeholders in Butte identified frequent users of public services (FUSE) in Butte and study their economic impact and estimate potential savings if they had access to permanent housing.

  • With a federal grant Butte-Silver Bow received and matching funds from Action Inc., SMA Architecture spent several months evaluating options for using existing buildings or building new ones as permanent supportive housing. This preliminary architectural report is part of a collaborative initiative to serve the chronically homeless in Butte through housing and wrap-around services that can benefit them and lower public and societal costs for crisis services.

Trauma informed design

  • SMA preliminarily designed one bedroom apartment layouts to support the chronically homeless with dignity and trauma informed design considerations. Both existing buildings and new construction options were considered in the report.


Integrated with the Community

  • By planning multiple small scale clusters of apartments, people can become part of neighborhoods and make community connections 

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