NAMI believes appropriate treatment for persons with serious mental illness leading to recovery, resiliency and wellness cannot be realized without appropriate housing. Persons with serious mental illnesses have the right to safe, decent and affordable housing that meets their needs.
NAMI supports housing choices for people with mental illnesses that include rental or ownership in independent living, supportive housing and group homes that include the availability of wrap-around services, other support and, when appropriate, education about maintaining living in and financing of housing. Based on individual needs and choices, living independently in the community should be given priority. Funding, services and support should follow the person with respect to all housing choices, including housing provided by caregivers. Available, affordable housing choices should also facilitate access to education, employment, transportation and other needs of daily living.
National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
B’More Clubhouse invites individuals living with mental illness into a community engaged in building meaningful lives, bridging the gap between patient-hood and person-hood.
Affordable Housing Online has a list of affordable housing options in Maryland, as well as wait list information for housing. The site also provides county specific Public Housing Authority information.
Main Street Housing, Inc provides supportive housing opportunities for low-income residents of Maryland with mental illness. Housing is available to individuals and families.
Maryland Department of Health has a number of housing assistance programs, including The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities Initiative for Persons with Disabilities
Maryland Housing and Disability Services Resource Guide: The guide is meant to be an easy-to-use resource for directing people with disabilities to possible resources or to help answer questions and concerns that may come up as a result of a particular situation with a consumer with disabilities seeking housing.
Maryland Department of Disabilities Housing contains information regarding emergency housing, homelessness assistance, rental assistance, homeownership assistance, and utility assistance
The Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition is the leading voice for affordable rental housing development in Maryland.
Housing and Urban Development in Maryland (HUD) HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
The Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs has a variety of resources for Veteran housing
Homeless Shelter Directory provides a national directory of homeless shelters, assistance programs, soup shelters etc.
Housing Discrimination: Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can file your fair housing complaint online