Supervisor Lawson-Remer Wants To Increase Behavioral Health Services At Future Housing Developments Supported With ‘No Place Like Home’ Funding

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Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer wants to increase behavioral health treatment, including the level of services and hours for on-site case management, for all permanent supportive housing projects that utilize the County’s No Place Like Home funding, or similar funding sources. Supervisor Lawson-Remer is presenting a policy on April 9 for the Board of Supervisors to consider, which is in direct response to the challenges experienced at Windsor Pointe site in the City of Carlsbad.      

“A few lessons have been learned from the Windsor Pointe project in Carlsbad,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, “this policy I’m presenting is our chance to refine and improve the way we deliver mental health treatment and ensure safety at developments our County helps to fund in the future.”  

Supervisor Lawson-Remer is actively working with the City of Carlsbad, the affordable housing developer, County staff and the community, progress toward increasing security and ensure the proper level of care is delivered to the 24 chronically homeless, severely mentally ill people who reside in the Carlsbad-approved Windsor Pointe housing development. 

In the policy she’s asking her colleagues to support on April 9, Supervisor Lawson-Remer wants the County to:

  • “…explore all options and opportunities to maximize on-site and referral based behavioral health services…” 

  • “...analyze all options and opportunities to increase the level of services and hours of on-site case management services…when residents are more likely to need extra help connecting to services and adjusting to a new environment…”

If passed, the policy will also help Windsor Pointe to “...develop a plan for utilizing No Place Like Home operating reserve funds to add supplemental security personnel for Windsor. Advocate to the California Department of Housing and Community Development, requesting the State to maximize funding flexibility of Capital Operating Reserve funds for the Windsor Pointe project.”

Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s office testified at the March 12 City of Carlsbad city council meeting, and met with residents in early March.

To review the entire policy, click here.