Second Meeting on Supportive Housing scheduled for June 21

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Program  has scheduled another public meeting on the development of a Permanent Supportive Housing Project in Eastern Shasta County. This meeting will be held June 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., at the Burney Veteran’s Hall on Main Street in Burney.

May 24 meeting on housing at Burney VFW

May 24 meeting on housing at Burney VFW

This is the second public meeting being held on this project at the Burney Veterans Hall. The first was held on Tuesday May 24. The hall was filled.  The meeting included presentations by a panel of speakers from MHSA, Hill Country Clinic, and others. The presentations were followed by a lively question and answer session.

It was determined that further meetings such as this one on June 21 would be helpful to further clarify issues of concern and to increase community awareness and participation in the development of the project.

Jamie Harrington and panel at Burney VFW May 24

Jamie Hannigan and panel at Burney VFW May 24

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has about $800,000 in funding to develop permanent supportive housing options in the Eastern region of Shasta County. This project is part of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Program. MHSA funds will be used to develop and maintain permanent supportive housing for adults living in Eastern Shasta County with severe mental illness and/or youth and children with a severe emotional disturbance.

According to Jamie Hannigan, HHSA Program Manager and MHSA Coordinator, participants in the June 21 meeting will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn about what the MHSA Permanent Supportive Housing program is all about, including state requirements and the background of the program,
  2. Meet the housing developer and learn more about their proposal, and,
  3. Give input on where we go from here.

For more information please contact:

Jamie Hannigan
(530) 245-6419
jhannigan@co.shasta.ca.us

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