The following information is from an email newsletter I received today, Tuesday, March 31, 2009, from Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania (MHAPA) it indicates that State Representative Dan Frankel is introducing legislation involving funds received from the sale or lease from state mental health facilities. I included the link from the email that takes you to a form you can fill out to send to your state representative asking them to co-sponsor the bill.
Representative Dan Frankel is introducing legislation that would ensure the proceeds of the sale or lease of a mental health facility would be used to establish a mental health community services account. The community mental health system would directly benefit from this legislation. The legislation requires the reinvestment of the proceeds into one-time costs related to housing options and services that support independent living.