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Supportive Housing: The Most Effective and Integrated Housing For People With Mental Disabilities

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the disabled)
Health (Mental health)

Keywords: Mental health housing; Peer support; Americans with Disabilities Act

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Supportive housing programs are the most clinically and cost-effective and offer the most integrated housing available for people with mental disabilities. Public officials and stakeholders should push for supportive housing and turn into reality the desire of people with mental disabilities to live in the community like everyone else.