Strategies of State Mental Health Agencies to Prevent and End Homelessness

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Solutions Brief | August 13, 2009

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For this paper, mental health officials in 10 states shared innovative approaches to building political will and creating affordable housing for clients who need mental health services.  The paper provides examples of how states: engaged governors and mayors, created housing positions within the mental health agency, partnered with other state agencies and organizations, participated in plans to end homelessness, provided housing technical assistance throughout the state, leveraged state resources and used data to promote programs.