Single Adult Housing

We provide permanent, subsidized, supportive rental housing for single men and women who have been homeless long-term, with a unique focus on the needs of single women. All participants enter our programs through referrals.

 

Weekly meetings with an advocate are a crucial part of the success of our single adult housing programs.

 

Single Adult Rental Assistance (SARA) program

Since its inception in 2005, the SARA program has served over 30 men and women who have experienced an average length of 14 years of homelessness prior to entering the program. 70% of participants in the program have maintained housing without returning to shelter or homelessness.

 

Women's Housing Partnership (WHP)

WHP places the most frequent guests from our women's shelter into housing with ongoing support services to help them maintain stability.

 

Collaboration of Housing Resources (COHR) teams

With our involvement with five collaborative teams, we serve a total of over 275 single adults who have experienced long-term homelessness. Members of the COHR teams include:  Simpson Housing Services, Spectrum Community Mental Health, St. Stephen’s Human Services, and American Indian Community Development Corporation.

 

The COHR Program works with long-term homeless adults using the harm reduction and housing
first models. The aim is to work with clients who have frequently slipped through the cracks of other support systems. Clients typically have multiple barriers to housing, such as: mental illness, chemical dependency, physical disability, criminal history, traumatic brain injury, lack of income, and lack of rental history. Team members respond to each participant’s unique needs and goals by providing on-going support, advocacy and assistance in accessing community services to ensure stability in housing and integration in the community.

 

In 2008, COHR was selected as a semi-finalist for the highly competitive Lodestar Foundation/Arizona-Indiana-Michigan (AIM) Alliance “Collaboration Prize” for the most successful collaboration in the nonprofit world.

 

Currie Avenue Partnership

The Currie Avenue Partnership was formed with funding from the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness and individual contributions. The project works at finding permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness who also have disabilities, often involving mental health or chemical dependency, which qualify them for the state’s Group Residential Housing program. Once enrolled, state and federal funds will provide continued support to ensure housing.