Hamilton County has a continuum of housing services available for individuals who have a mental illness and connected to the community mental health system. Housing options range from emergency to permanent supportive housing.
MHAP authorizes admissions to various short term housing entities within the community mental health system that address immediate and long term independent living skill needs. MHAP provides care coordination throughout the episode of care to ensure goals and objectives are met.
CCHB oversees approximately 100 licensed adult family care and group care facilities in Hamilton County that are contracted and/or affiliated. Each facility provides personal care services to residents that have been diagnosed with a mental illness or dual diagnosis such as substance abuse (SA/MI) or developmental disabilities. The goal of a family care home is to help an individual prepare for independent living.
Excel Development provides rental subsidies and housing support for individuals with mental health disorders to help them obtain and maintain an independent apartment within the community.
Tender Mercies maintains 134 units of permanent supportive housing and 16 units of transitional housing in 6 buildings in Over-the-Rhine. The Tender Mercy model of housing is based on the belief that by addressing the root causes of homelessness, we can help an individual break the cycle of homelessness.