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How to create better housing for people with mental health disabilities

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Hix will tell you, "I am the face of mental health"

In the last 10 years, multiple studies have concluded that housing people with mental health disabilities in adult and family care homes is not the best plan for them.  Each study has recommended phasing out use of the homes and improving the system. Despite that, the number of homes has increased along with the number of adults with mental illness who live in them.

 

This final installment of North Carolina Voices – Mental Health Disorder, surveys how North Carolina can address the housing needs of people with mental health disabilities, before the federal government forces the state to craft a solution.

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Roadblocks to housing for people with mental illness in NC

WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio logoFor people with mental health disabilities, housing’s an intensely personal issue. Many want to live independently, some want to live with others. But mostly, what folks with mental health problems say they want is some choice in the matter. But housing is a political and economic issue too. Many factors prevent people with mental health disabilities from getting the housing they want… and need.

This installment of the series examines the political forces that have kept North Carolinians with mental health disabilities from moving out on their own.

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Story guest-edited by Cheryl Devall, news editor, Southern California Public Radio