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Supportive Housing

DISCLAIMER: NAMI Texas does not provide any supportive housing services, case management or assistance with applying to housing programs. If you are in need we can refer you to services in your community that may be able to assist you.

Basics on Supportive Housing in Texas
Supportive group home housing is not a realistic option for most people in Texas. Medicaid does not pay for group home housing and most supportive housing facilities in Texas are private pay only with costs often running well over $1000 per month. If your family member receives social security their check can go towards monthly expenses, but it is highly unlikely their check will cover everything. If you do not think that you or anyone in your family will be able to shoulder the cost of supportive housing, then realistic alternatives could include assisted respite care through your local disability resource center or subsidized independent living (through Section 8) with in-home care services. If your loved one’s mental health condition is acute then sometimes the most realistic option would most likely be to pursue a long-term commitment in your local state psychiatric hospital.

Please be careful with boarding homes- many of them throughout the state are not safe and your loved one may have to share a room with at least one person. If you are thinking of having your family member live in a boarding home, please visit it in person first to make sure that it is a safe place to live.

Below is a list of resources that could prove to be useful. If you are unable to find anything within Texas than please don’t hesitate to look out of state. If you have any further questions or concerns, please e-mail: or call 1-512-693-2000 Ext. 0.

General Resources & Links

Supportive Housing, Assisted Living & Group Homes for Adults

Terrace at Oak Springs– Austin

Magnificat Houses– Houston

The Mary Lee Foundation– Austin

Mental Health Co-op– Houston

Brookside Farm– Austin

Jacob’s House– Dallas
(For men only)

Individual Care of Texas– Quinlan, Abilene

Picture Perfect Living- Austin

Haven for Hope– San Antonio
Offers a new model for assisting people who are transitioning from homelessness.

LiveOak Living Community – San Marcos

Residential Services for Children & Adolescents

Laurel Ridge– San Antonio. A typical stay is 2-3 months.

San Marcos Treatment Center

Meridell Achievement Center

Texas Neuro Rehab Center

Independent & Affordable Apartment Options

Foundation Communities (Austin & North Texas)

Portfolio Resident Services (Houston)

Click here to learn read more about securing stable housing on NAMI’s page.

211 Resources
211 has a great website on affordable housing across Texas for people with low income. Affordable Housing units have rent costs that are lower than anywhere else in the area. The Teas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) provides the funding that supports affordable housing in Texas. Some of these housing units are only available to older adults or people with disabilities.

Federal Housing Resources Guide
Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) is experienced at using federal housing resources administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create solutions to meet the housing needs of homeless people and people with disabilities.

Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Housing
The Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance payments on behalf of low income individuals and families, including the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Information on Section 811
The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program provides project-based rental assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities linked with long term services.The Section 811 PRA program creates the opportunity for persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible through the coordination of voluntary services and providing a choice of subsidized, integrated rental housing options.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs HOME and Homelessness Programs
Visit the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs homelessness resources website to locate programs near you.

ATLC Supportive Housing Services
ATLC is a non-profit that offers housing and supportive services to persons diagnosed with mental illness, as well as case management, and housing referrals in the Fort Worth area. For more information contact Director Fran Bonner at 817-370-0718 or

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
Click here to learn more about housing resources in the greater Dallas area.

Blue Bonnet Community Trails
Serving Bastrop, Georgetown, Seguin & Round Rock with supportive housing services such as skills building, peer support, supported employment, referrals, and education.

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