Housing Stabilization Services is a new Minnesota medical assistance benefit to help people with disabilities, including mental illnesses and substance use disorders, and seniors find and maintain housing. Older Minnesota residents who are at risk of being placed in a nursing home who are not eligible for Medicaid assistance can benefit from the Residential Support Program, formerly known as the Residential Housing Program (HRM) as a financial assistance option. The Minnesota Department of Human Services has established relationships with about 6,000 group residences throughout the state. While the majority are adult foster families, these residences also include assisted housing and supervised senior communities. Initially only made available to those who lived outside their homes, those who wish to live at home are now also eligible for this program. Unusual in the world of elderly care programs, the Housing Support Program pays for accommodation and food. Payments are made directly to group residences. Program participants do not receive financial assistance. Work to prevent and end homelessness is one of Minnesota Housing`s strategic priorities, including the production and preservation of supportive housing. The general objectives of supportive housing are: DHS Contacts Webinar Overview of the program and changes in 2020 and 2021.
In collaboration with Minnesota Housing, the Department of Human Services (DHS) hosted a webinar meeting on housing assistance programs and housing assistance changes coming this year, including program changes and available resources for service funding. Download the presentation or watch the recorded session (02:03:15). Applicants with Additional Security Income (SSI) automatically qualify for the MN Support Program. Starting in 2020, this means that a person`s accountable resources without the value of their capital (if the applicant, the applicant`s spouse or a creditor continue to live in the house) must not exceed US$2,000 and the resources of a married couple must not exceed US$3,000 $US. Please note that individuals above the Confederation`s SSI asset limit can continue to qualify, as the Housing Support Program allows assets of up to $10,000. You also receive technical support from the Housing Security Services technical support team, a partnership between CSH, MESH and North Star Policy Consulting. Its goal is to help agencies and municipalities across the state use Medicaid for housing assistance to maximize the resources needed to end homelessness. promote housing stability through support services needed to improve their well-being, such as employability, self-sufficiency and other positive social outcomes; And the training is an overview of the services offered to housing providers and specific information that all housing providers need to know to help tenants access services. . . .