Everyone Deserves a Place to Call Home!

The Arc Minnesota believes people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have the right to live in safe, accessible, and affordable housing in the community.  They should have control over where and with whom they live, including having opportunities to rent or buy their own homes, and have the freedom to choose their daily routines and activities.  The Arc’s Position Statement on Housing.


People with I/DD and their families face many barriers in finding a housing option that works best for them. The Arc Minnesota provides support on the housing journey by providing information about housing resources, discussing supports, and providing advocacy on housing-related issues.


Housing Resources

  • The Arc Minnesota Housing Access Services – help for adults who are eligible for Minnesota Medicaid home care or waiver services who want to move to homes of their own
  • Housing Resources Document – list of public and private resources and technology
  • Individualized Housing Guide 2016 – created by the Multi-County Collaboration
  • Budget Stretchers – resources including food assistance, weatherization assistance, clothing, discount memberships and more to help stretch your budget
  • MSA Eligibility – Minnesota Supplemental Aid helps pay for rent, utilities or other basic needs
  • Bridge to Benefits – website with comprehensive information on public assistance programs
  • HB101 – Department of Human Services Housing Resources website
  • DB101 – Disability benefits for persons with disabilities website


How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Minnesota at 952-920-0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494.