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Permanent Supported Housing Program
The Permanent Supported Housing Program is a collaboration among the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County, the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo, and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services of San Mateo County (BHRS). The Housing Authority provides housing subsidies for privately owned apartments throughout the community; MHA provides support services; and BHRS provides clinical services. The program gives adults with mental illness the support and assistance necessary to participate in community activities at the highest level of independence possible.
Location: San Mateo County
Housing Type: Permanent
- Assistance in securing and maintaining an apartment that meets the Housing Authority guidelines.
- Subsidy to help pay for housing.
- Support, education and training in managing symptoms and developing skills for independent living.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be considered homeless, living either in an emergency shelter or living in a place not meant for human habitation.
- Preference given to individuals considered chronically homeless: continually homeless for 1 calendar year or four documented instances of homelessness over the past 3 years.
- Be considered disabled. Disability is defined as having one or more of the following: developmental disability, HIV/AIDS , or a physical, mental or emotional impairment (including an impairment caused by alcohol or drug use).
- Have a serious mental illness.
- Reside in San Mateo County.
- Have the ability to be a good tenant.
- Have some form of income.
- Be receptive to ongoing case management services.
Referral forms may be downloaded and must be faxed to Shane Young at (510) 879-0354. There is no waiting list when the program is full. For further information call Shane Young at (650) 257-8816.