Mentoring Professionals

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Housing Stabilization Services


Housing Stabilization Services is a new Minnesota Medical Assistance benefit to help those 18 and older with disabilities including experiencing homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorder, and seniors find and keep housing.

People with disabilities often need support to live successfully in the community. However, that support is often unavailable. Affordable housing is not always enough; challenges such as mental illness and developmental disabilities can make it difficult for someone to find housing, budget, interact with landlords and neighbors, and understand the rules of a lease. With the right supports, provided by a professional with knowledge and experience in housing, more people can be successful.

The purpose of Housing Stabilization is to:

  • Support an individual's transition into housing,
  • Increase long-term stability in housing in the community, and
  • Avoid future periods of homelessness or institutionalization.


    Housing Stabilization consists of two phases: Transition and Sustain.  Transition is meant to provide services to find and secure housing, and Sustain is designed to help individuals keep their housing once it has been secured.  Sustain can be accessed without ever having transition.

    Transition


    • Evaluate housing wants and needs
    • Find the available options
    • Navigate the application process
    • Facilitate the move
    • 150 hours allotted per year for service
    • Weekly in person check in with clients

    Sustain


    • Support individuals after moving into independent housing to ensure continued stability
    • Assist building connections within the community such as pharmacies, day programs, job centers, etc.
    • 150 hours allotted per year for service
    • Monthly in person check in with client

    Our Referral Process

    If a client has a CSSP, that is the only documentation that is needed. This document shows proof of disability, proof of assessment, and is also considered a person-centered plan.  

    In the "other" section when adding services to the CSSP, HSS is in the drop-down menu as an option. It is important to declare the scope of services as what is needed and important to the client. If the client is going to be receiving transition it would be something similar to "assisting with finding a new apartment that is closer to family" or "Finding new housing due to eviction notice given". 

    If you are referring a client who does not have a waiver but meets the other qualifications for HSS, please follow the steps for documentation below or email Mandy at mkortus@mprofessionals.net.

    • ´╗┐Referral form: from Mentoring Professionals( this can be emailed to you, and will soon be found on our website)
    • Proof of Medical Assistance: PMI or copy of MA card
    • Assessment: MNChoice assessment, PSN, Coordinated Entry receipt number
    • Proof of disability: PSN, medical opinion form, or proof of SSI/SSDI
    • Person Centered Plan: CSSP, CCP (seniors), or Housing-Focused Person-Centered Plan

    For details and information please email us using the form below.

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