SPMI Government Supportive Housing

Category: Basic Needs
Website: http://newyorkcity.ny.networkofcare.org/mh/services/content.aspx?id=46

Supportive housing options for those with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). NYC Gov website explains criteria eligibility and referral process, as well as different levels of need.

Different options for clients with higher need such as co-occurring disorders and addiction, HIV/AIDS, Developmental Disabilities, and those reentering society after incarceration.

Referral: Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) at (212) 801-3333 and ask for a housing consultant for information about the HRA 2010e housing application and referral process
Eligibility: The main eligibility criteria is that the applicant must be diagnosed with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) AND not be Street or Shelter Homeless.

SPMI is defined by the New York State Office of Mental Health as follows:
•The person has a primary mental health diagnosis
•The individual is at least 18 years of age
•The person must meet one of the following criteria to be considered SPMI: 1.SSI or SSDI Enrollment due to Mental Illness
2.Extended Impairment in Functioning due to Mental Illness
3.Reliance on Psychiatric Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Supports
4.GAF score must be less than 50

Updated: October 26, 2015 20:45


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