Date: May 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services to Create New Supportive Housing in Mendocino County
Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is proud to announce the receipt of $1,332,379 under the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) to acquire and manage permanent, supportive housing for individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
MHSA requires that funding be used to serve target populations of adults with serious mental illness, chronic medical conditions, and addiction who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Mendocino County HHSA Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS) will also include individuals returning to the community from higher levels of psychiatric care at facilities outside the County in the target population.
Rural Community Housing Development Corporation, a local non-profit developer of low income and supportive housing, has qualified to partner with BHRS to develop properties in Mendocino County. The non-profit developer will be eligible to receive other federal and state funding to increase the size of the project beyond the initial $1,332,379 allocated to Mendocino County under the Mental Health Services Act.
“The inclusion of other housing development funding through the non-profit will maximize the number of units we can build,” said Tom Pinizzotto, Director of Mendocino County HHSA BHRS.
For more information, please contact Adam Brumm at Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. firstname.lastname@example.org