NAMI Delaware has been developing a continuum of permanent affordable housing since 1987 for persons who have a chronic mental illness. This housing consists of three and four bedroom scattered site neighborhood homes, one and two bedroom apartment units and several 24 hour supervised group homes.
With the exception of the group homes, persons living in the properties have their own private bedroom and share the common areas of the house or apartment with others. Each resident pays 30% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utility costs. Each person is responsible for keeping their own room orderly and all residents are responsible for keeping the common areas orderly. Residents of the supervised group homes live with six or seven other residents.
These homes are licensed by the state and managed by the staff of a service provider who has a contract with the state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.