Housing Access Services helps adult Minnesotans, 18 and older, who want to move to homes of their own and have been assessed as eligible or currently receiving certain Minnesota Medicaid home care services.
Housing Access Services (HAS) began in July 2009. It is a contract between The Arc Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Housing Division. The contract allows The Arc Minnesota to assist adults with disabilities find and move to independent housing. HAS has helped more than 2,000 people with disabilities in moving to homes of their own.
This program is open to those who are eligible or currently receiving a Medical Assistance Home Care Service (such as ARMHS, PCA, PCA Choice, Private Duty Nursing or SILS).
A lot of the people who we work with require income based housing because their only source of income is General Assistance or Social Security. We partner with different Housing Finance Agencies to match people with housing vouchers.
We are also fortunate enough to have relationships with many different landlords and agencies that work with us in helping people find a home of their own. We work with each person on an individual basis to see what they need and require for housing. This can differ greatly from person to person. We are able to act quickly and provide financial assistance when a person needs it most, thanks to our partnership with Department of Human Services.
Contact The Arc Minnesota to learn more about participating in Housing Access Services. Please call us at 952.915.3632.
Housing Access Coordination was developed in coordination with Housing Access Services, a program provided by The Arc Minnesota and The Department of Human Services to assist individuals with disabilities with finding housing.