MFJ Comments on Debate on How People with Mental Illness are Screened for Supportive Housing

MFJ Attorney Sandra Gresl comments in an investigative report in City Limits that explores whether supportive housing providers in New  York City use screening methods that rebuff some who need help.  Supportive housing is a critical resource for people who are homeless and suffering from mental illness. There are insufficient units for all those needing help, and supportive housing providers often have insufficient resources. But advocates voice concern about whether screening protocols make it difficult for those who need supportive housing the most to get it.