We have an ongoing goal of developing opportunities for former residents of the House of Healing and others living with mental illness to live in their own apartments, yet continue to have the support of a companion who resides in the building. We have purchased a small apartment building. Our goal is to raise the capital funding necessary to own the building free and clear. Annual operating expenses would be covered by Shelter Plus Care rent vouchers, which the residents will bring with them. Harborview would provide case management and support to the residents as at Hofmann House.
With an estimated 40% of the homeless population suffering from severe mental illness, PHC is facing a clear demand for expansion. We will be launching a capital campaign in the next few months to meet the need for more housing resources.