There is a critical need for affordable and permanent supportive housing for all Floridians, especially those living with serious mental illness.
Florida ranks 4th in lack of available supportive housing—behind Texas, California, and New York.
A safe home is a prerequisite for recovery.
Lack of Supportive Housing Contributes to:
Increased Hospital and Jail Costs
Overpopulation in Jails and Prisons
Overutilization of Emergency Rooms and Hospitals
Affordable Supportive Housing Leads to:
Recovery and Overcoming Symptoms of Mental Illness
Employment and Volunteering
Higher Quality of Life
Ability to Contribute to the Community
Supportive Housing Saves Lives & Money
Ability Housing was the recipient of a special appropriation of funding through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to fund one of three pilot sites to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing PSH to high utilizers of crisis services who are experiencing housing instability. The pilot sites are located in Duval, Miami-Dade and Pinellas Counties. Read more...
The NAMI Advocacy Group of Broward County created a Vision for Supportive Housing for Those with Mental Illness. Read the booklet here.