Supportive Housing

The work to prevent and end homelessness is one of Minnesota Housing's strategic priorities, which includes the production and preservation of supportive housing. The overall goals of supportive housing are to:

  • Move people experiencing homelessness into affordable, permanent housing;

  • Promote housing stability with support services necessary to improve their wellbeing, such as employability, self-sufficiency, and other positive social outcomes; and,

  • Reduce the social costs associated with homelessness such as inappropriate use of emergency health care, shelter, chemical dependency, corrections, etc.

Increasing the supply of supportive housing is integral to achieving the goal of ending homelessness in the statewide plan: Heading Home: Minnesota's Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Supportive Housing Resources

The Supportive Housing Information and Resources publication includes information about supportive housing from pre-development planning through occupancy, and replaces many documents previously published on Minnesota Housing’s website.

Supportive Housing Engagement Session with Providers

Occupancy and Monitoring Session - October 2021

PowerPoint presentation
Recorded session

Coming soon: Monthly office hours with Supportive Housing staff

Questions about supportive housing? Contact

Supportive Housing Evaluation Results and Action Plan

Minnesota Housing worked with the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) to conduct an extensive evaluation of the supportive housing portfolio and to examine best practices for supportive housing at several housing finance agencies around the country.

The evaluation and best practices reports were completed in 2020 and are rich with information. They deliver the evaluation results and include recommendations for Minnesota Housing to further strengthen its portfolio and practices. Minnesota Housing staff have used these recommendations to develop an action plan for supportive housing development, oversight and monitoring.

Minnesota Housing held a webinar to discuss the results.  Watch the recorded webinar (1:30:00) ( View from the 3 minute mark) or  download the presentation to learn more.

Department of Human Services (DHS) Resources

Housing Support

Housing Support is a state funded income supplement program that pays for room and board for low-income adults with disabilities.  There is also a service rate for eligible households in certain settings.  For more information refer to the DHS Housing Support Webpage or contact your county's human service Housing Support program manager. 

Housing Support with MFIP

Housing Support in Supportive Housing

DHS Contacts

Webinar Overview of the Program and changes coming in 2020 and 2021.  In cooperation with Minnesota Housing, the Department of Human Services (DHS) held a webinar session on Supportive Housing programs and housing support changes that are coming this year, including program changes and service funding resources available. Download the presentation or watch the recorded session (02:03:15).

Medicaid Housing Stabilization Services

Housing Stabilization Services is a new Minnesota Medical Assistance benefit to help people with disabilities, including mental illness and substance use disorder, and seniors find and keep housing.

Learn more about the new benefit and how to become an enrolled service provider on the DHS Housing Stabilization Services webpage.

Technical Assistance is also available from the Housing Stabilization Services Technical Assistance Team, a partnership between CSH, MESH and North Star Policy Consulting.  Their goal is to support agencies and communities across the state in using Medicaid for housing supports in order to maximize resources needed to end homelessness.

For more information, visit

Recorded Webinar for Housing Providers

The training is a high-level overview of the services for housing providers and specific information that all housing providers need to know to help tenants access services. Watch the recorded training (01:36:02).

Reporting Requirements

Refer to the Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Chapter in the Supportive Housing Information and Resources publication for reporting requirements for developments with Long-term Homeless (LTH) and High Priority Homeless (HPH) units.

LTH and HPH Eligibility Forms

Supportive Housing Service Providers