Housing Options Made Easy is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit supported housing and community support services agency developed and operated by and for recipients of mental health services.
Founded in 1990 in Gowanda, NY, Housing Options serves six New York State counties: Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Niagara and Monroe.
Our agency helps individuals who face mental challenges, some of whom also have physical challenges, to find affordable housing, jobs, and to explore educational opportunities. In appropriate cases, Housing Options offers an alternative to hospitalization, which is far more costly and often is a difficult environment in which to seek recovery.
Supported housing is a primary focus of our organization. Housing Options pays a portion of rent, depending upon income, allowing an individual to live in a reasonably priced apartment in the community of their choice. Job counseling and training are available to further promote financial independence.
Our mission is to provide services that help individuals who have a mental illness to achieve social equality, so that they can live with dignity and have choices in the community. Please visit the Programs section of this website.
Housing Options is committed to decreasing stigma by increasing awareness of mental illness through information, education and advocacy. Our efforts encompass service recipients, family members, mental health professionals and the general community.
We respect every person's uniqueness and individuality and their right to make choices.
Our agency defines our success by the successful integration of our recipients into their communities of choice, where they can lead healthy and productive lives and exemplify responsible self-determination.