How can an adult with mental illness find housing?
Options for housing include rent subsidies, supervised apartments or group housing. Unfortunately, housing for low-income individuals with mental illness is in very short supply and waiting lists can be very long, so it is crucial to apply as early as possible. For help in finding housing in the Bucks County area:
- Housing Link for those experiencing a housing crisis in Bucks County: 1-800-810-4434
- Section 8 Levittown Office: 215-945-6110
- Apply for complexes owned and managed by Housing Authority at their Doylestown Office: 215-348-9469
- Penndel’s PATH Program – Projects in Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness: 215-750-9643, www.penndelmhc.org
- Bucks County Housing Group (Shared Housing & Apt Locator Website): 215-598-3566, www.bchg.org
- Family Service Association of Bucks County Homeless Shelter: 215-949-1727, www.fsabc.org
- Valley Youth House Shelter: 215-442-9760, www.valleyyouthhouse.org
- Synergy Project: 215-990-3962
- Habitat for Humanity (if home ownership could be an option): 215-822-2812, www.habitatbucks.org
- CSP (Community Support Program) Homelessness Survival Guide
- See NAMI’s guide to Securing-Stable-Housing
Supported housing and residential treatment is available through the three Bucks County Base Service Units.