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New Report On How the ACA Can Expand Housing Opportunities for People With Mental Illnesses

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has released a report about how the Affordable Care Act can help states expand their housing opportunities for people with mental illness: When Opportunity Knocks... How the Affordable Care Act Can Help States Develop Supported Housing for People with Mental Illnesses.

In recent years, supported housing services for people with serious mental illnesses have been successfully implemented throughout the country. Supported housing offers the opportunity for people with mental illness to have independent lives similar to people who do not have disabilities. It is a key tool that states can employ to promote compliance with federal civil rights requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its mandate for integration. Despite its substantial benefits, the availability of supported housing across the nation is limited.

Read the full report here


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