Generally, subsidized housing that incorporates social services to help residents make the transition to permanent housing.
Transitional housing means assistance that is designed to provide housing and appropriate services to homeless persons and that has as its purpose facilitating the movement of homeless individuals to independent living within 24 months or within a longer period determined as necessary to facilitate the transition.
Housing designed to transition people out of homelessness. Transitional housing is provided on a temporary basis, usually for no more than two years, while the individuals prepare themselves for finding and keeping other housing. Transitional housing programs often provide other support services to residents, such as education, job training and child care.