Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)


The MHSA Housing Program embodies both the individual and system goals of the MHSA through a unique collaboration among government agencies at the local and State level. Managed through the County of San Diego, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) was allocated $33 million in 2008 for a new housing program, under which MHSA funds were made available to developers to finance the costs associated with development, acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for individuals with serious mental illness. In 2016, the MHSA Housing Program was succeeded by the Local Government Special Needs Housing Program (SNHP), which was initially funded by a $10 million allocation approved by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors. In 2018, the Board of Supervisors authorized the transfer of an additional $10 million to CalHFA, bringing the County’s total SNHP investment to $20 million.

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