The Bridges Program serves low-income individuals with mental illness to provide them with supportive resources and housing assistance. The rental subsidy is temporary and is intended to bridge the housing gap between exiting treatment centers, institutional facilities, and homelessness to permanent affordable housing. Program participants contribute between 30-40% of their income toward rent. The remaining portion of their rent is paid through a grant funded by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
The Carver County CDA obtains referrals for this program from Carver County Health and Human Services. For more information or to apply for this program, contact Health and Human Services at 952-442-3010.
Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing
The Permanent Supportive Housing program provides rent assistance for homeless and disabled individuals. In partnership with Carver County Health and Human Services, participants can also receive support services.
Carver County CDA obtains referrals for this program from Carver County Health and Human Services from the Coordinated Entry Priority List.
Housing Trust Fund
Housing Trust Fund assists homeless or near homeless people with disabilities to gain entry to housing and to achieve residential, economic, and emotional stability. Program participants pay 30 percent of their household income towards rent and the HTF subsidy covers the balance of the rent payable to the landlord. Applicants work toward successful independent living while on this temporary program, until a more permanent rental subsidy becomes available.
Referrals for the Housing Trust Fund program are made through the Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Priority List.
Housing Choice Vouchers
Metro HRA administers the Housing Choice Voucher program for Carver County. The Housing Choice Voucher program uses the existing private rental market and provides payments to private landlords on behalf of low-income renters. Participating property owners are guaranteed a stable source of rental income.
Families may rent any type of housing in the Metro HRA service area from participating property owners. Eligible households pay 30% to 40% of their incomes for rent, and Metro HRA pays the remainder, within established rent guidelines.
How to Apply
Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open. The Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA), the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, and the St. Paul Public Housing Agency will be accepting online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more information click below.
Other Subsidized Housing
Subsidized housing is a government-supported rental assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. Low-rent apartments are offered based on availability for senior citizens, people with disabilities, families and individuals.