“In looking back, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help I received from Our Home program. I am employable and can support my family and pay for my own housing.”—Sara, former resident and mother of three
Affordable housing with case management
Our Home focuses on stabilizing homeless families who have a family member with a chronic disability. Located in central-rural Minnesota, Our Home provides affordable housing with supportive case management. The capacity of Our Home Permanent Supportive Housing is eight households. Case coordination works with individual members to create a family development plan that is reviewed weekly. Family development plans will address the underlying causes that contributed to becoming homeless and work to encourage behaviors that create stability.
- Residents pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income
- Each household lives in their own unit and is responsible for unit care and upkeep
- Participants retain occupancy as long as they qualify for the program
For further information, please call 763-252-4635.
Service: 585 Poplar Avenue
Qualifying homeless parent(s) with minor children
Residents pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income
How we help
To qualify for Our HOME
- Currently a homeless parent with minor children
- Be disabled or care for a disabled child
- Capable of providing written verification of custody, disability and homeless status
- Assistance with employment, parenting/life skills, budgeting, debt reduction, organizational skills, housekeeping and home management.
- Coordinate family development plans with county family services, employment & training, special education cooperatives, mental health services and substance abuse management.
- Advocacy with education, medical and mental health service providers, jobs and training, social security, social service, child protection and probation services.
- Weekly family development plan meetings to create goals, address gaps, and celebrate successes
- Community outreach activities to facilitate social skills, volunteer experiences and pre-employment opportunities
- Transportation assistance for case planned activities
- Community life skill groups to learn new behaviors and practice new skills
- Housing placement assistance for relocation to permanent housing in community at large