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Housing Announcement

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Logo 2017HOUSE program logosThrough Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding Madera County Behavioral Health Services (BHS), in conjunction with the Housing Authority of the City of Madera, is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for permanent supportive housing from individuals meeting eligibility criteria.

Individuals interested in this shared housing opportunity must meet tenant eligibility criteria as defined in the approved Madera County MHSA Housing Program: Be homeless or at risk for being homeless Have serious mental illness Be willing to adhere to established house rules ***Provide an official ID or Drivers' License, proof of their Social Security Number and 3rd Party Proof of Income

BHS will assess interested applicants for homelessness or at-risk of homelessness as well as for mental health disability. Those who are MHSA Housing Program eligible and are able to provide the documents listed above will be certified and a verification of homelessness or at-risk homelessness and mental health disability will be documented. Once certified, BHS staff will assist individuals with all aspects of the application process, including help with all additional required documentation (background checks, credit checks, etc.). ***Applications will NOT be accepted without the above listed documents! Certified Applicants that complete the application process will be placed on a list and housing awarded in the order their complete applications were received.

BHS has housing available in Madera and Chowchilla and will be accepting applications on a continuous basis. If you are interested in this shared housing opportunity and feel you may meet the eligibility criteria, please pick up an application from the Receptionist at the Chowchilla Recovery Center (CRC), 215 S. 4th Street in Chowchilla, BHS 7th Street, 209 E, 7th Street in Madera or the Oakhurst Counseling Center (OCC), 49774 Road 426, Ste. D, in Oakhurst. You may also download an application.

Completed, signed applications with documentation must be returned in person to one of the three clinics. 

For Serenity Village Housing resource in Oakhurst contact Turning Point at 559.794.4000.

SUD services include Adult and youth Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Perinatal Services and Prevention Services.  Those requiring residential or Narcotic Treatment Programs will receive referrals.

Fair Hearing Rights - All Clients have the right to a fair hearing related to denial, involuntary discharge, or reduction in Drug Medi-cal Substance Use Disorder Services as it relates to eligibility or benefits, pursuant to Section 50951.  Clients may request a fair hearing by submitting a written request to:


California Department of Social Services, State Hearing Division, P O Box 944243, Mail Station 9-17-37 Sacramento, CA  94244-2430

or calling: 


TDD 1.800.952.8349 

Fax 1.916.651.5210 or 1. 916. 651 2789

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