Margaret’s history of mental illness began in 1965 with only occasional episodes of schizophrenia, which was managed with medication. In 1977, she became very ill and suffered hallucinations and delusions for the next fifteen years, which were treated with medication. Over the years, she lived in different types of housing, but her goal was to have an apartment of her own. Once Margaret moved into a market-rent apartment, she had to visit a drop-in every day to access meals because she could not afford both food and rent. Five years after she applied, she got a subsidized apartment and had the money to buy the basic essentials. She is now living in a group home for senior women, where there are many supports in place. Her experience demonstrates how important appropriate housing is for a person’s state of health and well-being, Margaret firmly believes that housing is a human right and nobody should be denied affordable and appropriate housing.