Minnesota supports people with disabilities to live, work, and play in communities of their choice. Various challenges and barriers can make it hard to find housing, budget, interact with landlords and neighbors, and understand the rules of a lease. Finding and keeping stable affordable housing is important to the health of Minnesotans. Housing Stabilization Services is a new Medical Assistance benefit designed to help people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing. Housing Stabilization Services is a home and community-based service. We help those with bad credit, no credit, no income, and criminal backgrounds find housing.
The purpose of these services is to:
  • Support an individual's transition into housing
  • Increase long-term stability in housing in the community
  • Avoid future periods of homelessness or institutionalization
  • Avoid future periods of homelessness or institutionalization
For people looking for more information about the services, please visit Housing Benefits 101 and search
“Housing Stabilization Services.
Housing Consultations:
  • Assisting the person to access documentation required for Housing Stabilization Services eligibility
  • Developing a Housing Focused Person-Centered Plan based on assessment outcomes
  • Supporting the person in identifying their strengths, needs, and wants in housing including cultural requirements and/or preferences
Housing Transition:
  • Developing a housing transition plan*
  • Supporting the person in applying for benefits to afford their housing, including helping theperson determine which benefits they may be eligible for*
  • Assisting the person with the housing search and application process*
  • Assisting the person with tenant screening and housing assessments*
  • Providing transportation with the person receiving services present and discussing housing-related issues
  • Helping the person understand and develop a budget
Housing Sustaining:
  • Developing, updating, and modifying the housing support and crisis/safety plan on a regular basis*
  • Preventing and early identification of behaviors that may jeopardize continued housing
  • Educating and training on the roles, rights, and responsibilities of the tenant and property manager
  • Transportation with the person receiving services present and discussing housing-relate dissues
  • Promoting/supporting cultural practice needs and understandings with landlords, property managers, and neighbors
  • Coaching to develop and maintain key relationships with property managers and neighbors
  • Advocating with community resources to prevent eviction when housing is at risk and maintain a person’s safety*
  • Assistance with the housing recertification processes*