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Young adults -- Life skills guides, Youth -- Housing, Young adults -- Mental health -- United States, Social work with youth, Youth with mental disabilities -- Housing


This report addresses challenges faced by transition-age 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, and policy-makers, and others who are planning to develop or modify housing supports that are available to young adults. It may also be of interest to advocates and young people working to improve housing policy and program options for young people. 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.


A product of the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

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