Behavioral Health Supportive Housing
An act making an appropriation for permanent supportive housing services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with behavioral health-related disabilities.
- Senate Bill 73 would appropriate $2.5 million from the general fund in FY19 to the Human Services Department for permanent supportive housing services, including case management services, life-skills training, housing counseling and rental assistance and other services to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with behavioral health-related disabilities obtain and maintain stable permanent housing. (source: NMLegis.gov)
- The Human Services Department (HSD) indicates the state’s permanent supportive housing program is called Linkages which currently has $1.58 in funding and supports 175 eligible individuals and their families and operating in six counties: Bernalillo, San Juan, Taos, Santa Fe, Dona Ana, and Luna. The proposed additional appropriation of $2.5 million would more than double the number of individuals and families receiving services.
- Viante New Mexico supports this bill because we believe it is an appropriate step in our quest to combat poverty and homelessness.