Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program funding available
The Minnesota Legislature has approved funds for the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program through a Minnesota Housing Finance Agency biennium grant allocation. The current funds are available from July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015.
FHPAP initiatives in St. Louis County provide three critical services. These are flex funds, which can be used for deposits, moving expenses and other costs necessary to access and maintain permanent housing; stabilization services; and housing resource services. St. Louis County contracts with seven nonprofit agencies to provide these services across the county. In the first year of funding, 1993, stabilization services were able to prevent 79% of households served from becoming homeless. Click here for more information about FHPAP.
Participants requiring homeless prevention assistance may contact one of the St. Louis County Service Providers listed below to determine eligibility:
FHPAP Service Providers
American Indian Community Housing Organization
, including AICHO Dabinoo'Igan Shelter
Patti Larsen (218) 722-7225
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Organization
Michelle Lampton (218) 748-6841
Legal Aid Duluth, MN
Gwen Updegraff (218) 623-8100
Legal Aid Virginia, MN
Heather Lindula (218) 749-3270
Life House, Inc.
Erich Lutz/Eric Goetz (218) 722-7431
Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women
Brittany Rob (218) 728-6481
Notice of Funding Availability for 2013/2014 Continuum of Care Program released
The St. Louis County Continuum of Care (CoC)has submitted a joint application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the Continuum of Care McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant Program. You can learn more about it here.