New grantee to administer Crisis Housing Assistance Program
The Crisis Housing Assistance Program pays up to 90 days of housing assistance for persons of low or moderate income with serious mental illness who require inpatient or residential care for stabilization.
The Arc Minnesota began accepting applications on May 13, 2022. Applications are available on their Crisis Housing Assistance Program webpage. A person can apply directly, or they may authorize an “assisting agent” – such as a county or tribal worker, non-profit social service staff, or legal authority – to help them apply for funding through the Crisis Housing Assistance Program. To request a paper application, call Wendy Gerlach at 952-915-3698.
Updates to the DHS Housing Stabilization Services website
The DHS Housing Stabilization Services policy website is updated to include additional information on eligibility requests and renewals.
SOAR: SSI/SSDI Outreach and Recovery
SOAR seeks to end homelessness through increased access to SSI/SSDI income supports, directly addressing SAMHSA’s assertion: “To recover, people need a safe stable place to live.”
SOAR Training link
Regional SOAR contact:
Sherry Gruenhagen, Paralegal
Social Security Certified Disability Representative
Legal Services of NW MN
1015 7th Ave N, PO Box 838
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-233-8585 or 1-800-450-8585