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Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (2013)

Full Plan (56 pages)
Webinar: Announcement of the New Plan to End Homelessness
Speakers Cathy ten Broeke and Commissioner Mary Tingerthal
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Heading Home: Minnesota's Business Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness (2004)

The goal of the Business Plan is to create 4,000 permanent supportive housing opportunities for households with long histories of homelessness.  As of December 31, 2013, Minnesota Housing has financed 4,065 permanent supportive housing opportunities, surpassing the goal. 

Executive Summary (2 pages)

Housing Opportunities Funded Progress Report  

Full Report and Business Plan (72 pages)

2007 Recalibration of the Business Plan (88 pages)


Community Plans to End Homelessness

Minnesota is moving forward with initiatives to end homelessness--all under the umbrella of Heading Home Minnesota.  The statewide strategy includes Minnesota's Business Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness and regional/local "Heading Home" Initiatives.  These initiatives represent partnerships with support of the public, business, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and the faith community.

Continuum of Care Information

Continuum of Care is a community strategic plan to organize and deliver housing and services to reduce the incidence of homelessness by assisting homeless individuals, youth and families with children to move to self-sufficiency and permanent housing. The Continuum of Care includes: prevention, outreach and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing or other permanent housing. Annually the Continuum of Care applies to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Program (the application is called Exhibit One) for funding to address homelessness. Minnesota Continuums access over $20 million annually through this process.

Minnesota Housing through the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness (MICH) assists planning in the thirteen Minnesota Continuum of Care regions. The MICH supports each Continuum: successfully complete Exhibit 1 of the McKinney Vento Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Application at a level that enables all projects to be fully funded; commit to project applications to access the regions full pro rata share and maximum eligible bonus; and to develop a region-wide plan to end long-term homelessness in coordination with Minnesota's Business Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness. 

Continuum of Care Meeting Calendar

Continuum of Care and Affordable Housing Contacts List

Continuum of Care Map

Continuum of Care Funding Awards

Coordinated Assessment

Continuum of Care Funding Process 2013