Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week the availability of the first tranche of $907 million in funding for the Behavioral Health Bridge Housing (BHBH) Program to provide short and mid-term residential options for homeless Californians with drug addiction and serious mental illness.
The funding, provided by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is part of a $1.5 billion funding to county behavioral health agencies and Tribal entities to operate bridge housing through June 30, 2027.
DHCS Director Michelle Baass said “Housing and treatment are necessary first steps on a journey toward sustained recovery and stability.”
The program assists with ”bridge” housing in the form of tiny homes, rental assistance, interim housing and assisted living settings and the supportive services to manage symptoms of serious behavioral health conditions, recovery and wellness. All bridge housing is required to encourage participants to obtain and retain housing.California Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark […]
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