Interim Housing Grants

Interim Housing (IH) projects assists homeless persons experiencing Serious Mental Illness (SMI) who may also have a co-occurring Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or youth who are 18 to 21 years of age with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). SMI is defined as a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to cause serious functional impairment in an individual's major life activities.

Interim Housing projects are short-term (up to nine months), project-based housing that provides immediate community-based housing for persons who are homeless with an emphasis on those who are homeless and being discharged from inpatient or residential mental health or substance use treatment facility (e.g., a state psychiatric hospital (SPH), nursing facility for mental health (NFMH), SUD facility or community hospital inpatient psychiatric program). 

The goal of the IH grant is to provide immediate community-based housing to prevent discharging individuals from inpatient or residential mental health or substance use treatment facilities to homeless shelters or to street homelessness.

IH projects shall demonstrate a plan to assist participants with expeditiously obtaining permanent housing and resources to sustain permanent housing (SOAR and/or employment services).

Program Contact: Erin Olson, Housing and Homeless Project Coordinator

FY 2022 Interim Housing Providers

  • Four County Mental Health Center
    3751 W. Main Street 
    Independence, KS 66203
  • Johnson County Mental Health Center
    6440 Nieman Rd
    Shawnee, KS 67301 
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Care
    2401 SW 6th
    Topeka, KS 66606 
  • Wyandot Center for Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
    1301 N. 47th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66102
  •  Horizons
    1600 N. Lorraine St #202
    Hutchinson, KS 67501