This study examines the alternative housing model for the persons who are deprived of both housing and care. The supportive housing experiences, considered as the significant strategies, were explored in order to achieve deinstitutionalization and community care for the persons suffering from behavioral problems and developmental disabilities. A mixed method research has been employed in order to examine the experiences of the Seoul Supportive Housing Demonstration project, which was the first public attempt for the persons in need of housing and care.
The integrated results of this quantitative and qualitative research results show that positive changes have been found in the physical and mental health, interior and exterior housing environment, the relationship with family and neighborhood and community, employment and economic life, community services utilization. Moreover, persons could have the opportunity to recover their humanities in the supportive housing, which permits the freedom and independent lives. Policy and practice alternatives were suggested for supportive housing programs.