Bill Alert HB 1929

Supporting young adults following inpatient behavioral health treatment.

If enacted, this legislation would invest in ensuring that young people exiting the behavioral health treatment system would be provided with safe housing and appropriate support services.

A congressional-funded study found that young people (age 18-24yrs) exiting behavioral health inpatient treatment represented a large portion of those likely to become homeless in the ensuing twelve months.

  • This legislation would establish interim housing on each side of the state (east and west of the Cascades) dedicated to providing a transitional healing environment
    • Properly trained staff and peers with behavioral health expertise would be available
    • Eligible individuals would be housed for up to 90 days while long-term housing is secured
  • Flexible funding may also be provided to individuals to assist with transportation services, rental application fees or security deposits, and other functions that help meet immediate basic needs
  • Additional contracts may be sought to provide community-based behavioral health supports, peer supports, and medication management.

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