My Homeless Prevention worker asked me what was right with my life before she asked me what was wrong with it! This took me by surprise that she wasn't going to try to "fix" me. She always listened carefully to me and asked about my life. If I had a counseling session with her, I knew she would be there, and I knew she expected me to be there too or the financial assistance would also end. She was always clear on expectations and followed through on what she said she would do.
Short Term Housing Assistance provides financial assistance to individuals and families to secure permanent affordable housing. The program can provide funding to avoid eviction or cover relocation, or deposit expenses. Identified housing rent must be less than 50% of total household income. Households will be assessed and prioritized using the Coordinated Entry System (see Support Services Home Page).
Following the financial assistance, the household must participate in three-six months of case management. Households must reside in Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice or Wabasha Counties.
Funding for this program provided by:
- US Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- MN Housing Finance Agency (MHFA)
For more information about this program:
Call 800-277-8418. You will complete a contact form with the Administrative Staff and they will refer you to the appropriate family advocacy staff member, who will then call you back to complete an assessment.
- Housing Development
- Support Services
- Head Start
- Continuum of Care