Are you looking to make a referral to the CBRA program? View the most recent list of referral contacts around the state.

Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA)

The Community Behavioral Health Rental Assistance (CBRA) program provides a long-term rental subsidy for high-risk individuals and households with behavioral health conditions. When combined with programs offering long-term supportive services provided by our partners, highly vulnerable persons with complex behavioral health needs have opportunities to live independently in communities of their choice. Program partners include the Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) at the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and the Aging and Long-Term Supports Administration (ALTSA) at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

CBRA Provider Map

Click an icon on the map below to learn more about a CBRA provider, including referral information.

Grantee Materials

“CBRA Program Orientation”

Become familiar with the basics of the CBRA program, including what it is, who it serves, what types of expenses are eligible, and the expectations for program staff. It also includes questions from program staff members. New program staff should view.

“CBRA SFY23 Guidelines Changes”

Commerce staff reviews significant changes in the SFY23 CBRA guidelines, including priority population expansion, new eligibility and recertification criteria, and additions to emergency housing subsidy allowances.

“HMIS and Data Reporting Overview for CBRA Leads”

Discover what HMIS is, what it collects, and which party is responsible for what functions. Included information to support lead grantees with getting projects set up in the system, interpreting monthly reports, and how to get support for program monitoring. Leads from Lead grantee agencies responsible for managing subgrantee performance should view.

“Understanding the Program Guidelines.”

Deep dive into the CBRA Program Guidelines as we address program expectations, common sticking points and frequently asked questions. All staff working with CBRA subsidies, including administrative, fiscal, program staff, and Leads from both Lead Grantee and Sub Grantee agencies, should attend! 

“Sub granting, Risk Management, and Contract Monitoring.”

Learn more about Lead Grantees’ contractual responsibilities, including sub-granting requirements, the risk management process, and contract monitoring. Agency, Program, or Administrative staff at the Lead Grantee level, Grantees that may subcontract funds in the future, and other interested participants. Subgrantee and CBRA program staff are welcome to attend. 

“Performance Measurement and Data Quality.”

Learn the ins and outs of data quality and performance requirements, including what they are, how to select performance targets, setting and monitoring subgrantee performance, and ensuring quality data. All staff working with CBRA subsidies, including administrative, fiscal, program staff, and Leads, should attend!

SFY21 Changes to Permanent Housing Subsidy Programs

Do you need help?

If you or someone you know needs assistance with housing or homeless services, please find your local Coordinated Entry program by clicking here.

If you are a young person who is thinking about running away or already has, you can talk to someone confidentially at the National Runaway Safeline:

1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
If you need other types of assistance, you can find help using the 211 Washington Information Network.

Office of Apple Health and Homes and PSH Programs

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