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Housing Stability Services

HOUSING NAVIGATION & EVICTION PREVENTION

Housing Stability Services (HSS) is a one year program through the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a Medical Assistance benefit which provides housing navigation and eviction prevention services.  HSS provides housing support through the entire process: to secure housing, to establish long term stability, and prevent eviction.

Housing Stability Services
RentHelpMN - Targeted Assistance

 

If you need help in remaining housed, with deposits and rents, application fees or other rental housing expenses, please click the Rent Help link below to email us your information.

Please note that this is applies only for

RAMSEY COUNTY

Housing Navigation

  • Help families and single adults understand the process of finding and moving into housing

  • Help households apply for benefits to afford their housing, including helping the person determine which benefits they may be eligible for

  • Assist the person with the housing search and application process, calling landlords, viewing housing options and completing housing applications

  • Assist the person with tenant screening and housing assessments

  • Help the person understand and negotiate a lease

  • Help the person organize their move, arrange for movers, contact utility companies, post office, register children at local schools

Eviction Prevention Services

We offer a variety of resources and services to ensure eviction prevention and to help families end the cycle of housing instability.

  • Transportation with the person receiving services to meet with landlord and access resources

  • Coach the client to develop and maintain key relationships with property managers and neighbors

  • Advocate with community resources to prevent eviction when housing is at risk and maintain person’s safety

  • Assistance with the housing recertification processes

  • Train and support the client to be a good tenant, including understanding lease compliance, and household management

  • Educate and train clients on roles, rights, and responsibilities of the tenant and property manager

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HSS Staff and families will develop strategies that foster long-term housing stability such as:
  • Tenant and property management relationships

  • Providing resources

  • Establishing partnerships with tenants and landlords

 

To help maintain retention, HSS facilitators provide families with additional resources and social services to gain funding, apply for benefits, and transportation.

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