What is HSS?
Housing Stabilization Services is a brand-new housing service for all eligible Minnesotans created by the Department of Human Services. The service is designed to help folks living with disabilities to have the person-centered assistance they need to be successful in their housing endeavors – whether that be moving across the street, across the state, or even finding resources to help prevent homelessness.
Housing Stabilization Services is comprised of three separate pieces, all of which offer a unique person-centered housing service: Transition, Sustaining, and Housing Consultation.
Who is Eligible?
All Minnesotan adults on Medicare who are experiencing housing instability are eligible to receive Housing Stabilization Services. The eligibility criteria, as defined by the Department of Human Services, is that the person must:
- Be on Medical Assistance (MA).
- Be 18 years or older.
- Have a documented disability or disabling condition.
- Be experiencing housing instability.
Based on years of experience and designed from the ground up to provide a comprehensive, person-centered housing support for your client – from housing intervention to homelessness prevention – RTI‘s HSS program will help your client at every step along the way.
We help with creating a housing services plan, finding independent housing in the community, navigating housing applications, tours, and the lease signing process. Additionally we help search for community-based resources as well as move-day support.
Sustaining Services include creating an individualized, housing-related goal plan for the short and long term. We have customized weekly in-person meetings to work on and establish housing goals – along with advocacy plans to support your housing.