*The SSM is a case management tool assessing individuals' self‐sufficiency across multiple life domains (i.e., adult education, life skills, mental health, etc.).
Three typological groups were found:
Group 1: “High Self‐Sufficiency" -- greater self‐sufficiency across most SSM domains
Group 2: “Low Socioeconomic Self‐Sufficiency" -- lower scores on financial security and educational attainment
Group 3: “Low Psychosocial Self‐Sufficiency” -- lowest self‐sufficiency on psychosocial health and legal issues
Race predicted group membership. Black individuals had the highest probability of being in the High Self‐Sufficiency group. White individuals had the highest probability of being in the Low Socioeconomic Self‐Sufficiency group.
Gender and age were not associated with group membership.
The High Self‐Sufficiency group had the highest probability of attaining permanent housing through rapid rehousing
A more nuanced SSM scoring method may be superior to using the total score in assessing housing needs.
The rapid rehousing model may have limitations for serving individuals with greater socioeconomic and psychosocial needs.
The relationship between self-sufficiency and race suggests a need for greater attention to the effects of systemic oppression on vulnerabilities for homelessness.