Housing and Transition: Meeting the Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

pathwaysThis report from the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures addresses challenges faced by transition-aged youth and young adults with mental health conditions as they try to find and maintain stable housing. This document was written specifically for program designers, administrators, policymakers, and others who are planning to develop or modify housing supports that are available to young adults. The document is grounded in two critical considerations: (1) The current political and economic conditions that affect the availability of affordable housing also restrict the availability of living wage employment for young people and (2) information about the needs and preferences of youth and young adults with mental health conditions regarding how and where they live, spoken in their own voices, must be available.