Affordable Housing, Opportunity Neighborhoods, and Behavioral Health

Presentation by Eleanor Tutt
June 20, 2013

Rise   (St. Louis)

Eleanor Tutt will discuss the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance’s role in an affordable housing gap analysis commissioned by the Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis (BHN). The analysis will help identify the need for safe and affordable housing options for persons impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse. In addition to research, RHCDA has led stakeholders in data-informed discussions about what qualities might define opportunity neighborhoods in the context of behavioral health, where persons with behavioral health needs are currently living within the region, and what barriers might be causing discrepancies between stated preferences and actual neighborhood choice.