CPAW Housing Committee , Members , Meeting Schedule , Meeting Agendas & Minutes , Related Supportive Documents ,
Please visit our MHSA Housing Page to download a video of the Raising the Roof: Mental Health Housing Presentation. You can also visit the on-line housing forum on the RYSE Life Portal site, to read additional materials related to the presentation and about Mental Health Housing issues in general.
The need for a mental health related Housing Committee became clear during MHSA planning processes including community program planning. Mental health stakeholders had many questions about the types and array of housing available, restrictions to obtaining housing, etc. While there are other county-wide housing/homeless committees, the MHSA Consolidated Planning and Advisory Workgroup (CPAW) realized there was great community interest in all things related to housing for clients with mental disabilities. Anticipating that there was a need to not only provide education and information to the public around availability of housing for this population, CPAW agreed at their meeting of September 17, 2009, that a permanent MHSA Housing Committee be created, with the following charge:
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