TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS

Transitional Housing Program

Funded by: The Office of Economic Opportunity, The United Way of Steele County, and Local Donors

Clients must meet the Minnesota definition of homelessness. Anyone who lacks funds for a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence may qualify. Individuals and families are eligible. Transitional Housing of Steele County provides monthly rent subsidy and case management for up to two years.

Progress Program

Funded by: Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the United Way of Steele County, and Local Donors

HUD considers people to be homeless if they reside in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, streets and abandoned buildings, or emergency shelters. People who have recently spent time in jail, an institution, a hospital, or treatment facility may also qualify. This grant is for households of more than one person. Transitional Housing of Steele County provides monthly rent subsidy and case management for up to two years. 

HOPE Program

Funded by: The Office on Violence Against Women through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), The United Way of Steele County, and Local Donors

This program is for victims of domestic violence. Transitional Housing of Steele County provides monthly rent subsidy and case management for up to two years. Transitional Housing contracts for advocacy services through the Crisis Resource Center of Steele County (CRC). The CRC provides safety planning, counseling services, and court advocacy. This grant is for single adults and families.

Eviction Prevention Program

Funded by Local Donors and the United Way of Steele County

Eviction Prevention is one-time rental assistance for those who are in danger of becoming evicted due to an inability to pay rent. This program is for single adults and families. 

Case Management

THSC also provides case management on a regular basis.  The purpose of case management is to assist clients in viewing and finding a rental unit, to help clients set monthly financial and personal goals, and to connect clients with other supportive resources in the community. Goals include finding secure employment, furthering education, accessing childcare, obtaining a driver’s license and transportation, making progress toward paying off debt, establishing savings, budgeting, and becoming fiscally responsible.  The clients are the apartment leaseholders.  Accordingly, they work with the case manager to find their own safe and affordable apartments, and they sign their own leases.

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