The Crisis Housing Assistance Program provides short-term housing assistance to people with a serious mental illness who are receiving inpatient or residential mental health care or Substance Use Disorder treatment for 90 days or less.
The Arc Minnesota administers this program under contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division.
You can call 952-915-3698 at any time for assistance. We will respond within 48 hours of your call.
The Crisis Housing Assistance Program supports people who cannot pay housing related costs because they are paying for treatment. It also supports people who have lost their income while in treatment.
The program covers rent, mortgage, and most utilities for three month periods. Utilities include heating, electricity, water, sewer, and garbage disposal. It can also help cover a limited amount of phone costs.
Funds cannot be used for past due bills that occur outside of the treatment period, crisis beds, adult foster care, residents in assisted living, nursing homes, group homes, or board and lodge.
People must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Crisis Housing Assistance Program:
To apply you will need to provide documentation on:
Paper applications and information releases can be mailed to:
The Arc Minnesota
Attn: Wendy Gerlach
P.O. Box 64007,
St. Paul, MN 55164
Applications and information releases can be received by fax at: 763-540-0071
Download a paper application and Release of Information by clicking here (English)
Download a Release of Information by clicking here (English)
Download a Verification Form for Substance Use Disorder Treatment (English)
You can call 952-920-0855 at any time for assistance. Our phone line is available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If we do not answer your call we will respond within 48 hours.
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