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Having struggled with mental illness her entire life, Evelyn was homeless on and off for 20 years. She occasionally found employment during periods of wellness, only to lose her job again during an episode of illness. When living on the street, Evelyn isolated herself from her adult children so that she wouldn’t burden them with […]

Housing and Mental Health

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. The Trust’s approach to permanent supportive housing is to provide the stability, support, and community necessary for its residents to address an array of mental health issues. To highlight the connection between supportive housing and mental health, we interviewed Stacey Hartnett, a Resident Services Coordinator, and Kara Klein, a […]

Architects rethinking design of housing for formerly homeless residents

NPR: On any given night, tens of thousands of people across the United States are living on the streets. Many advocates are pushing for a new model, permanent supportive housing, to reduce homelessness. The model prioritizes a stable place to live and has been shown to keep people from falling back into homelessness.

Should a federal health program pay to house L.A.’s homeless?

PBS Newshour: Los Angeles’ homeless residents often struggle with chronic physical and mental illnesses — health crises made worse by life on the streets. Hari Sreenivasan explores why L.A.’s health officials are pushing to provide thousands of the county’s sickest residents with permanent supportive housing through the federal Medicaid program.