ToolkitApplying New COVID-19-Related Funding to Address the Housing Needs of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Co-occurring Disorders
Published: May 5, 2022
This paper highlights newly available federal funds that can be utilized for housing and paired with supportive services funding for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and who have a serious mental illness, a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. The paper also notes several ways for state and local leaders to promote cross-system partnerships that pair housing resources with physical and behavioral healthcare and supportive services.
Funding highlighted in this paper includes the following:
HOME Investment Partnerships Program–American Rescue Plan
Emergency Housing Voucher Program
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Emergency Assistance for Rural Housing
Community Development Block Grant—Recovery Housing Program
Emergency Solutions Grant—CARES Act
With this information, homeless and behavioral health service providers can engage the appropriate stakeholders and access affordable housing and supportive services that together will optimize the health and wellness of the individuals they serve.
This resource is available in both English and Spanish.