Supported Housing Funds

The Supported Housing Fund Program (SHF) program provides affordable housing linked to services to low-income, homeless or potentially homeless individuals experiencing Severe Mental Illness (SMI). The goal is to provide persons with SMI the help and support they need to stay housed and live more independent, healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives. The SHF program supports eligible individuals to obtain and maintain housing in the least restrictive environment possible. This is achieved by providing temporary funds to meet the cost of their housing needs.

Allowable SHF expenditures include:

  • Temporary rental payment
  • Housing and utility deposits/bills
  • Household items (pots, pans, linens)
  • Furniture and appliances
  • Moving expenses
  • Minor home repair
  • Application fees
  • Personal state issued identification
  • Other expenses that allow a person to maintain or obtain housing (must be approved by KDADS)

Non-allowable SHF expenses include:

  • Medication
  • Dental services
  • Health care
  • Other services not related to housing

Kansas Community Mental Health Centers can access Supported Housing Funds to assist their customers with safe, secure and affordable housing. The Supported Housing Program is administrated by Jessica Smith, Housing and Homeless Project Coordinator.