Reach for Resources is committed to helping people with disabilities find and keep housing. With the right supports, provided by a professional with knowledge and experience in housing, more people can be successful. The purpose of these services is to: Support an individual’s transition into housing; increase long-term stability in housing in the community; and, avoid future periods of homelessness or institutionalization.
We can provide support with all the details associated with moving, including but not limited to:
- Developing a plan
- Help with the housing application process
- Researching housing options
- Applying for housing
- Ensuring adaptive accommodations are in-place
- Coordinating details of a move (lease details, moving truck, supplies, etc.)
The goal of this service is to support people to stay living where they want to! We are here to help with:
- Education and training to develop good relationships with landlords, property managers, neighbors, and roommates
- Support in understanding and applying for housing-related benefits
- Transportation support
- Assistive technology
- Supporting arrangement of adaptive housing accommodations
- Navigating Economic Assistance
- Connecting individual with a Community Living Support (CLS) worker if transitioning from a group setting to an individual living arrangement
Housing Support – Independent (formally Group Residential Housing Services)
The Housing Support program provides help for housing costs for some people at risk of institutional placement or homelessness.
- The housing provider will receive payments to pay for your rent, utilities, food, household supplies and other necessities.
- Depending on your income, you may have to pay a part of the Housing Support housing rate directly to your housing provider.
- You must meet a combination of eligibility requirements set by the Supplemental Security Income program or General Assistance program to qualify for assistance. There are also income and asset limits. The program serves:
- People 65 or older
- People younger than 65 who have a condition that limits their self-sufficiency. For example, a physical or mental health disability, visual impairment, or chemical dependency.
Reach for Resources (Reach) provides support for Housing Transitional and Housing Sustaining Services. Reach does not own any housing options; we connect people with community resources.
- To qualify for housing stabilization services, an individual must first take part in the housing consultation process or must be added to an individuals CSSP. Reach for Resources is not able to provide this service as it is a conflict of interest.
- Include link to consulting resources???
- Links to DHS https://mn.gov/dhs/
- Housing Stabilization Services are available to any Medical Assistance recipients over the age of 18
For more information about HSS at Reach for Resources contact Laura Balakrishnan, Housing Coordinator at (612)990-2156 or firstname.lastname@example.org