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…creating homes and hope

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We work closely with Clifford Beers Housing, a nonprofit housing development organization we helped start to create affordable housing for people with mental illness.

We partner on the Elm Apartments and the Courtyards Apartments projects, which offer apartments for homeless and other low-income individuals in Long Beach.
 

Introduction

MHA began its Housing Program in 1990 to bring safe, affordable homes to people with mental illness. We create options to give individuals homes and opportunities to live independently in the community.

As one of MHA’s models, our Housing Program shows strategies for serving people with mental illness. We’ve demonstrated how to overcome housing barriers faced by individuals who are returning to stable living after a long time on the streets. We’ve developed a cost-effective way to extend the continuum of housing for people with special needs.



Services

  Crossroads Village
This model demonstrates our approach to create efficiency apartments for people with mental illness. Opened in 1993, Crossroads Village is one of Los Angeles’ first “Shelter Plus Care” projects, which blend housing certificates and services. We renovated a motel donated to us and provide housing for 20 people.
     
  Shelter Plus Care
In our other Shelter Plus Care projects, MHA partners with local government to provide housing certificates and services for homeless people with mental illness in Long Beach and the Antelope Valley.
     
  Rental Complexes
MHA operates three apartment buildings in Long Beach, California. These complexes provide 62 units of housing for disabled and low-income people.

Funders

We developed our housing complexes with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and City of Long Beach. Our community funders have included the Robert Ellis Simon Foundation, Symonds Foundation and Citigroup Foundation, along with gifts from donors.

Contact Us

To reach us, contact:

Robert Emerson
Director of Real Estate Management
remerson@mhala.org



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888-242-2522, ext. 225    development@mhala.org

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