4th Annual Conference
3rd Annual Conference Archive and PresentationsNovember 19 & 20, 2013
Supportive Housing Association State Action Plan eorgia
Testimony to the Legislative Behavioral Health Caucus March 13, 2013 Presented by Paul Bolster, GSHA
Testimony to the House Appropriations Sub Committee on Health February 13, 2013 Presented by Paul Bolster, GSHA
Testimony before the Georgia House State Institutions and Property Committee, January 31, 2012
GSHA Statewide Conference November 12 & 13, 2012 [Archive]
Supportive Housing Association State Action Plan [Archive] eorgia
First Statewide Supportive Housing Conference November, 2011
Federal Case Settlement Reached
“The Georgia Supportive Housing Association commends the parties to US v Georgia for reaching a settlement of the civil rights issues involved in the case. This settlement is a giant step toward the transformation of the mental health system of the state, which has for many years relied on institutions to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. The commitments made in this agreement will make it possible for people with mental illness who have for years rotated through jails, prisons, hospitals, and shelters to find new stable lives in housing in our communities. The Settlement recognizes that supportive housing works and commits the state to providing the resources needed to produce the number of units that it will need over the next five years.
We commend Governor Nathan Deal for his implementation of the settlement plan.
Full Text of Settlement Agreement [2meg .pdf file]
Photographs of Supportive Housing Developments
Critical time to help homeless, mentally ill in Georgia
Column by Paul Bolster North Georgia Advocate August 20, 2010 [.pdf]
Georgia’s mentally ill need options
Opinion Column: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Feburary 24, 2010
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65, the United States moves the Court for immediate relief based on the imminent and serious threat of harm to the life, health, and safety of individuals served by Georgia’s seven State hospitals. MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES’ MOTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF
Legislative Behavioral Health Caucus Presentation
Testimony Membership Application
The Supportive Housing Association of Georgia advocates for public policies and appropriation of funds that will expand supportive housing availability in the state.
Its advocacy is founded on the belief that affordable housing connected to quality services will enable persons with disabilities who are homeless or institutionalized to achieve greater stability and independence. It believes that supportive housing is more cost effective for state and local tax payers than the cost of jails, hospital emergency rooms, long term institutions, and shelters.
Georgia Supportive Housing Association
660 Woodland Ave, Atlanta GA