Q: I am homeless. I have been living in my car or sleeping on a friend’s couch. I can’t go to a shelter because my extreme anxiety prevents me from being around a lot of people.  Can you help me find housing?

 

A: The Arc Minnesota has a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services called Housing Access Services (HAS).  Through this service, Arc Minnesota housing coordinators assist adults with disabilities to find a place to live.   

 

To be eligible for HAS, you must have a disability, over 18 years old and on Medical Assistance. You must also be eligible for a homecare service such as Personal Care Assistance (PCA), or ARMHS services, Private-Duty Nursing (PDN), or Semi-Independent Living Skills (SILS).

 

HAS coordinators will help you apply for and look for housing.  There are often long waiting lists if a person needs subsidized housing. HAS can assist with the application process.

 

If you are think you are eligible, contact The Arc Minnesota at 952-915-3632

 

 

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