Many of the 18,000 residents who call a Jamboree affordable housing property home live with special needs – a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of their major life activities. With quality housing that is affordable, they are able to adapt to daily living despite sensory and/or mobility disabilities.
Permanent supportive services
Jamboree provides an enhanced level of services to more than 120 individuals and families who live with severe and persistent mental illness. They are no longer homeless but stable and active in their communities. Most are employed, volunteering, going to school or doing meaningful activities. Many consistently experience a greater sense of self-determination and an enhanced ability to deal more effectively with daily life. The frequent visits to the emergency room, shelters and even jail that are tragically typical for these so vulnerable to homelessness are nearly non-existent.
- Outreach and engagement to housing resources and partners
- Medication support and dual diagnosis services
- Intensive care management and 24/7 crisis services typically provided through full-service partner agencies
- Support groups and community integration
- Living skills support such as transportation, benefit assistance and money management
- Therapeutic rehabilitation
Moving forward, our goal is to designate at least 10% of our apartment homes at each new property for those formerly homeless and living with a mental illness. Most recently, Jamboree was apportioned $2.5 million to give homes to 100 of Orange County's homeless – with progressive new tools and a joint collaboration that made this a reality in March 2016. This collaboration has led to an additional $1.5 million grant.
Want to learn more?
- Discover Jamboree’s award-winning approach to housing development for special needs that includes single-family homes as well as both dedicated and integrated multifamily properties – and how it’s making headlines.
- Sort our Properties List for multifamily special needs properties.
- Download an overview of Jamboree permanent supportive housing and services.
- If you’re looking for apartments available for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) clients with a mental health diagnosis, find answers quickly on our FAQ about Applying for Permanent Supportive Housing. If you need housing right now, call 211 for emergency shelters.