Residential Administrators, Inc., founded in 2000, is a nonprofit organization working diligently to reach and assist persons who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status or handicap through subsidies, safety and maintenance services, by monitoring accessibility to and consistent use of community resources for persons with mental illness and/or alcohol and drug diagnosis.
There's No Place Like Home....
Research has shown that stable housing is essential to helping persons with serious disabilities recover and become productive members of the community. Since mental illnesses strike persons who are young, usually between 18 to 25 years old, their education and career development is often affected. The result is that many persons cannot afford decent and safe housing because they are unemployed. Without temporary assistance with housing, too often persons with mental illnesses become homeless or hospitalized.
The Residential Administrators, Inc. Team
Back Row L-R: Jon Brown (Excutive Director), Patrick Richardson, Rick Shafer, Scott Walters, Dave Taylor Front Row L-R: Stepheni Holbrook, Linda Rudawski, Anne Cauley, Shelley Harmon
Using local, state, and federal grant dollars, we offer rental assistance to persons in Champaign, Logan, and Union Counties with a mental health disability of long-continued and indefinite duration that substantially impedes the ability to live independently, and have a limited income. Living independently in individual rental units, with supportive services provided by local agencies, the participants in the Permanent Supportive Housing Programs aim to Sustain Safe, Affordable Housing, Secure Income, Secure Non Cash Benefits, and Reach Greater Self Determination. Residential Administrators, Inc. participates in the Coordinated Entry process and local and Regional Continuums of Care. Our staff serves on several state level advisory committees. Our policies and procedures are based on HUD and OMHAS Standards. We facilitate the monthly Logan and Champaign Prioritization Workgroup to ensure we collaboratively assist next those with Chronic Homelessness, the most severe Needs, and the longest length of homelessness. Residential Administrators uses Fair Housing Practices by assisting persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status, or handicap.