This July 11, 2014 WESA NPR segment talks about proposed legislation in the state Senate for helping to increase the affordable housing available in Pennsylvania. The bill includes help for people who are elderly, disabled, or otherwise lo-income who may have a tough time finding and keeping housing they can afford.
This July 10, 2014 article on the UPI Health News website talks about a recent study that found that 80% of adults with serious mental illnesses are unemployed despite a sizable number of them stating they want to work. The problem lies with budget cuts, decreased availability of supports for people with serious mental illnesses in the workplace.
- Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment, study finds (canadajournal.net)
- ‘Bleak picture’ for mentally ill: 80% are jobless (usatoday.com)