HOUSING | As many of Virginia’s residents who are living with mental illness face chronic housing instability, the state is working to address this issue. Mental health experts say that permanent supportive housing is one solution. (Richmond Times, 6/10)
Mental health experts say one of the most effective ways to address chronic housing instability for those with disabling mental illnesses is a model known as permanent supportive housing.
It involves assisting someone in identifying a safe, stable place to live, helping pay the rent and surrounding the person with the support — such as social inclusion and mental health treatment — they need to thrive.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Virginia Goes To The Polls Today. Here’s What Local Voters Need To Know (WAMU, 6/12)
HEALTH |Last week, the DC Council introduced a bill that requires the DC Department of Health and the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education to collect demographic data on sexual orientation and gender identity as part of their public health surveys. (Washington Blade, 6/11)
– The Maryland prison system has reversed a recent policy change that limited access to books for inmates in an effort, the prison officials say, to reduce drug smuggling. (WaPo, 6/11)
– Fairfax County has created a music video to tell residents how to protect themselves from tick bites and Lyme disease. Watch it here. (WAMU, 6/4)
TECHNOLOGY | Net Neutrality Has Been Rolled Back — But It’s Not Dead Yet (NPR, 6/11)
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