Supportive Housing Report
||Partnership for Strong Communities|
April 7, 2014
The Judge David Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law published “A Place of My Own: How the ADA is Creating Integrated Housing Opportunities For People With Mental Illnesses” which reports on the positive and cost saving effects the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) has had on supportive housing for people suffering with mental illnesses. The study finds that people with mental illnesses prove to lead more successful lives if they maintain living in their own homes with a support system in place rather than when they are sanctioned off in institutions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is instrumental in providing funding to states to facilitate supportive housing. More...