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Housing Trust Fund Program Young Families Rental Assistance Pilot Application

Minnesota Housing announces the availability of funds of up to $350,000 through the Young Families Rental Assistance Pilot, a one-time Request for Proposals. 

Because children and youth make up nearly one-half of all people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota, this pilot combines rental assistance with services to prevent future episodes of homelessness for young families with children.    

Funding Uses

These awards are available to fund up to 24 months of rental assistance, security deposits and housing-related expenses.  The funds will be provided in the form of a grant for the term of 30 months. 

Eligible families must:

  • Have a head of household who is 24 or under at the time of initial occupancy

  • Be homeless or have experienced prior episodes of homelessness and be at risk of recurrence of homelessness.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must have experience administering a state or federal rental assistance voucher program and secured service funding for the proposed program. Funds may not be used for project-based programs. 

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • Administer an existing program serving young families with children who are currently experiencing homelessness or with prior episodes of homelessness

  • Leverage other housing assistance resources

  • Integrate services with mainstream resources

  • Demonstrate public and/or private partnerships

  • Demonstrate positive outcomes serving a similar population

  • Have experience reporting in HMIS

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Electronic submissions must be sent through Secure File Transfer, on Minnesota Housing's Partner Login web page

Application Checklist and Narrative

Multifamily Workbook

Utilization Projection Worksheet - Revised 7.30.14

Rental Assistance Administrator Qualification Form 216A

Housing Trust Fund Program and Ending Long-Term Homelessness Initiative Fund Rental Assistance Program Guide

State Register Publication - Reference page 1720


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