Event planners hope event sparks dialogue about affordable housing

Emily Farley Residental Housing Services

Solutions to community problems have to start somewhere. Agencies that are participating in an upcoming housing event hope that starts with a conversation. The event — Housing in Lawrence and Douglas County: A Public/Private Partnership — will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania. Mathew Faulk, housing program manager for the Bert Nash Center, said …

Building bridges

Emily Farley Residental Housing Services

Bridges, the Bert Nash Center transitional home, received a makeover, thanks to a grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Bridges team leader Rachel Neill and lead residential case manager Eddie Velez recently gave a tour of the remodeled space. Neill said the revamped space, which included new flooring and furnishings, is intended to be functional, inspirational and therapeutic. Neill also …

Bert Nash, housing authority have long — and successful — history of partnering to provide housing for homeless

Jeff Burkhead Residental Housing Services

When it comes to affordable housing, it definitely takes a village. The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority knows that better than most. “We’re all in this together,” said Shannon Oury, housing authority executive director. The city of Lawrence is among those partnering with the housing authority to reduce homelessness in the community. On Aug. 4, commissioners approved $100,000 in the 2016 …

Bert Nash, Housing Authority receive funds for rental assistance program to help those with serious mental illness

Jeff Burkhead News, Residental Housing Services

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority have received an award of $75,000 from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. for continuation of the Community Support Services HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. The funds will be administered by the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and are available Dec.1. Collaboration between the Bert Nash Center and …

Bert Nash, Housing Authority receive funds for rental assistance program to help those with serious mental illness

Jeff Burkhead Residental Housing Services

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority have received an award of $110,000 from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation for continuation of the Community Support Services HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. The funds will be administered by the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority and are available Dec.1. A collaboration between the Bert Nash Center …

Bert Nash offers wide range of services for adults in Douglas County

Jeff Burkhead Adult Services, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Peer Support, Residental Housing Services

Bert Nash offers an array of mental health services for adults. The programs focus on a variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder to severe and persistent mental illness. But they all have the same goal. “We want to try and help people move forward in their lives and their recovery,” said Eunice Ruttinger, adult services …