Supported Housing is a permanent, affordable, independent housing service for adults with emotional/mental illness.
The following are the main components of this service:
- Assistance in locating quality housing
- Subsidized rent which includes utilities
- Assurance that the housing is furnished and appropriately equipped
- Linkage and coordination with community based services
- Tenant advocacy/Landlord relations
- Planned Transportation
Supported Housing is for adults 18 years of age or older with an SPMI diagnosis who desire stable housing and supports.
Tenants may have non-disabled roommates, spouses or children in the program. Income of any roommate or spouse is included in determining rental subsidy.
Participants contribute 30 percent of their income (SSI, SSD or other) toward rental costs and utilities.
Criteria for acceptance:
- 18 years of age or older
- Severe and Persistent Mental Illness diagnosis
- New York State Community Support Services eligibility
- Linkage and willingness to work with a Case Manager
- Displays no immediate likelihood of causing harm to self or others
- Psychiatrically stable and linked to Psychiatric services
- Medically stable and able to access health services
- Free of active substance abuse
- Skills to live independently with a minimum of supports
- Has a regular income (SSI/SSD, Public Assistance and/or employment)
Applications can be obtained by calling 716-285-5201 or the Niagara County Department of Mental Health Single Point of Access at 716-439-7410.
Supported Housing is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health. For more information, please contact 716.285.3403 x. 2275.
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development