Welcome to the Internet Home of Mental Health Housing Foundation. We put this site together to help people in our community learn about our housing, as well as to help people find other community agencies that are providing solutions to the problems of affordable housing, homelessness, and mental health care. We do hope that you find some useful information here.
Mental Health Housing Foundation (MHHF) was founded in 1990 to support the mentally ill in their quest to live independently in the community. Our approach to this broad task has been to assume the role of landlord. We have developed and continue to develop and maintain a number of residential properties which are dedicated to the mentally ill. Our properties are located in South King County: Renton, Kent, Auburn and Federal Way, Washington.
We realized from day one that for our housing to be successful our tenants needed supportive services. At the same time, one of the biggest challenges faced in getting supportive services is finding a stable home. Without such a home there’s no safe place to cook food or sleep, no place for social workers or family to find you and little likelihood that you will get your medications. In the absence of a stable home and supportive services many mentally ill people are victimized on the streets and go through a revolving door of homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization.
Today, all of our housing is accessed through our services partner, Sound Mental Health, (SMH) the largest provider of mental health services in King County. SMH provides a comprehensive array of housing case management services including assistance with financial entitlements, insurance and service benefits, employment and vocational services, mental health and chemical dependency services, harm reduction & relapse prevention, psychiatric evaluation and medication, protective payee services, domestic violence treatment services, primary care coordination and consultation, smoking cessation, problem gambling services, daily living skills training, and much more. This is a win-win relationship for the agencies, who complement one another’s strengths without duplicating services. Above all, it is a win for our tenants, who now have the opportunity to reach the highest level of independence they are capable of.