2014 Legislative Action Agenda Spotlight:
Safe and Affordable Housing
This week, as we prepare for the 2014 NAMI-NYS Legislative Conference on March 18th, the Advocacy Agenda item we are focusing on is the need for safe and affordable housing for people living with a mental illness. You can click here to read the NAMI-NYS Action Agenda sheet for this issue.
During this legislative session, you have heard NAMI-NYS discuss the need to reinvest in community services. NAMI-NYS firmly believes that the foundation for any successful recovery oriented program within the community is the access to live in safe and affordable housing.
This week NAMI is also calling attention to this issue. You can click here to read an article which covers how people with mental illnesses can live in special housing, which can help with coping with their mental illness. The housing options that can be found around the country offer low cost homes for people with significant long-term disabilities and low income to be able to live independently in their communities. They also have access to supervision from trained professionals for up to 24 hours a day if needed.
Have your voice heard on housing issues!!! REGISTER TODAY for the NAMI-NYS Legislative Conference!