The Mental Health Services Act Housing Program (MHSA Housing Program) provides funding for the capital costs and operating subsidies to develop permanent supportive housing for persons with serious mental illness who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and who meet the MHSA Housing Program target population criteria.

MHSA statute acknowledges that a system of care for individuals with severe mental illness is vital for the successful management of mental health. It requires a comprehensive and coordinated system of care that includes criminal justice, employment, housing, public welfare, health, and mental health to address mental illness and deliver cost-effective programs.