State Housing Related Assistance Program for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
Since 2006, the state of Nebraska has provided housing assistance to extremely low income (ELI) adults with serious mental illness who are not capable of living independently without behavioral, health, or other support services. Funds from the State Housing Related Assistance Program for Adults with Serious Mental Illness must be used for rental payments, utility payments, security and utility deposits, or other related costs. The assisted household pays 30% of gross income towards rent, and the state covers the difference. The State Division of Behavioral Health contracts with six Regional Behavioral Health Authorities to deliver the housing assistance. Each individual served by the program receives a maximum of $6,000 annually in assistance. In FY13 1,072 households were served by the program.
State funding comes from a Documentary Stamp Tax, paid when one is registering a deed for real estate. In FY12 and FY13, $2.2 million was allocated to the program.
PLEASE NOTE: Information on this program was provided by the Technical Assistance Collaborative. For more information on TAC’s work, visit www.tacinc.org.
Contact: Jim Harvey, Department of Health and Human Services, [email protected]