Initiatives to Support Housing Services for Individuals with SMI and SED

Initiatives to Support Housing Services for Individuals with SMI and SED

Monday, August 15, 2022

One of the 15 new State Mental Health Profiles reports released by NRI focuses on State Mental Health Agency (SMHA) initiatives to support housing services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED). Seventy-two percent of SMHAs have a housing plan or strategy that addresses the housing needs of adults with SMI and children with SED. However, only 39% of states have a plan that stipulates minimum requirements intended to ensure the safety and/or quality of life. Most SMHAs have a housing coordinator or specialist responsible for increasing the availability of affordable housing opportunities for adults with SMI. This new NRI state Profiles “Initiatives to Support Housing Services for Individuals with SMI and SED” report is available at www.nri-inc.org/profiles. This report is one of 15 new Profiles reports available to the public. SMHA staff have exclusive access to additional state-by-state information that are summarized in the public reports. For more information about the State Profiles System, please e-mail [email protected]