Housing policy for persons with severe mental illness

Sandra Newman, Howard Goldman

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Homelessness among persons with severe mental illness is a visible manifestation of deeply flawed public policies. This article critically assesses research to date on housing and related policies for the homeless mentally ill and recommends that future research target three strategic areas: (i) housing subsidies; (ii) landlord reluctance to rent to persons with mental illness, thereby solving one of their major problems in accessing housing; and (iii) appropriate housing and service mix for this heterogeneous population; that is, answering the longstanding threshold policy question of what housing and service mixes work best and for whom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-324
Number of pages26
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 11 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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