Housing

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) works to ensure that appropriate housing is available for the people we serve by supporting systems that integrates housing, services and income supports to enable adults to live in the community.

Group Residential Housing

Group Residential Housing (GRH) is a state-funded income supplement program that pays for room-and-board costs for low-income adults who have been placed in a licensed or registered setting with which a county human service agency has negotiated a monthly rate.

Housing Resources ToolBox

The Housing Resources ToolBox provides individuals and their families, county staff, and housing and service providers information to address the unique needs of older adults, people with disabilities and the homeless.

Study demonstrates benefits of supportive housing

  • A multi-year program involving nearly 200 people with highly complex factors contributing to their homelessness underscores the effectiveness of combining housing and services to break the cycle of homelessness. Low caseloads and specialty service providers, including housing specialists, nurses and child development workers were hallmarks of the model tested. Pilot study participants experienced significant increases in housing stability and smaller improvements in other outcomes over the 18 months covered in the study, which ended in 2008. The pilot’s final evaluation examined the experiences of both single adults and families with children in both urban and rural communities. The final report, “The Minnesota Supportive Housing and Managed Care Pilot,” is available at the Hearth Connection at http://www.hearthconnection.org/research .

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