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Bridges
Crisis Housing Fund

Emergency Services Program

Emergency Shelter Grant Program

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Group Residential Housing

Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA)

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness

Rental Assistance Funding for Program Administrators

Transitional Housing Program

VA Programs for Homeless Veterans

Bridges

Provides a rental subsidy for persons with serious mental illness who are, or can become, eligible to receive a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher subsidy and who are currently on Section 8 waiting lists. Local housing organizations in communities in which eligible applicants live administer the program. Referrals to the program by a mental health professional are required. Bridges Guide & Forms

Crisis Housing Fund

Is a flexible pool of money to provide short-term housing assistance for persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses whose income is being used to pay for inpatient or residential psychiatric treatment of 90 days or less. Crisis Housing Fund

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)

Assists families with children, youth, and single adults who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. A county is an eligible applicant for FHPAP funding in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. In non-metro areas, eligible applicants include a county or group of contiguous counties, or a community-based nonprofit organization. The goal of the program is to prevent homelessness. Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

Group Residential Housing Program

Is available to help pay the lodging and raw food costs for low-income people (generally those who qualify for the federal Supplemental Security Income program) living in licensed or registered settings. Contact your county human services office to see if you are eligible. See also Group Residential Housing.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aid (HOPWA)

Funding for Housing Developers to provide assistance to individuals or families living with the HIV/AIDS virus. Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Housing with supports

Housing with Supports for Adults with Serious Mental Illness (HSASMI) is a DHS grant program for housing developers, county mental health authorities and tribes to increase the availability of supportive housing options for persons with serious mental illness. For further information contact DHS.AMHD@state.mn.us.

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Is a federal grant program to help people who are homeless and have serious mental illness. The program funds community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management and other support services, as well as limited set of housing services.

PATH Click on Program Information

Rental Assistance Funding for Program Administration

Rental Assistance Funding

VA Programs for Homeless Veterans

Offer special programs specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. Department of Veterans Affairs, Homeless Veterans


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