Learn about the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Permanent Supportive Housing Project (PSH) developed as part of their Housing as Home Plan, for people with mental illness and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.
View a video of people served by TSI in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program. This pilot project begun in 06/2007 was developed as part of Allegheny County’s Office of Behavioral Health plan for Housing As Home.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
(PHFA) provides additional housing resources including the PA Affordable
We all need a home. And even beyond that, we desire more than just the basics. We all want to experience a safe place that reflects the best of who we are.
For those of us with mental illness, having a place that feels like home is very important to our recovery. Having a decent living situation gives us a positive social status and we can put down roots and feel like we belong.
Home is our safe space. Here we get privacy where we can relax physically and emotionally. Home is the center of our own personal map of the world. Here we take care of daily needs and nourish, nurture and comfort ourselves.
By decorating and organizing our home, we express our individuality, our interests and our cultural and family identity through the things we have around us.
How Will This Website Help Me?
This website is designed to help persons who are recovering from mental illness and others find decent, safe, affordable housing. On this site you will find links to housing resources and services.
Need answers? You can learn about applying for Section 8 Subsidies, learn about Fair Housing Law and Find Resources to advocate for yourself as a tenant. Find Links to services and support that can help you maintain your tenancy. You can even Find Help in getting energy assistance and where to find affordable home furnishings.
People's dreams of home are as different and complex as their own sense of self and what they want from life. Home to some is where you hang your hat at the end of the day and to others, it is a haven. But for all of us, "There’s no place like home".