Chronic Permanent Housing

General Information:

  • Start Date: Year 6 August 1st, 2011 through July 31, 2012
  • Term: 1 year
  • Funding Sources(FY 2011-2012)
    • Primary: HUD Supportive Housing Grant (HUD-SHP)
    • Secondary: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
      • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)-
      • United Way of NE MN
      • Rental Income
  • Total Households to be served: 23 Individuals in scattered-site units

Section B

Household Eligibility Criteria:  All participants must meet HUD’s definition of Chronic Homelessness.  HUD’s definition is as follows:

The participant must be residing in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, and abandoned buildings.  Or, they must be residing in a shelter.


A Chronically Homeless Person is an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more or had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years.

A Disabling Condition is defined as a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic physical illness or disability including the co-occurrence of two or more of these conditions.  In defining Chronic Homeless, the term homeless means a person sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (e.g. living on the streets) or in an emergency shelter.

Ineligible Households include those who are coming from Transitional Housing, those being evicted, those doubled-up, those who are at risk of losing their housing, those leaving treatment centers or institutions.

Ineligible persons include those in prison for more than 30 days, those paying more than 30% of their income for rent, those in substandard housing, those living with relatives or friends, those in overcrowded housing, those who are wards of the state or in foster care, those in the state mental health system which has a discharge plan such as a Minnesota rule 36 facility, IRTS and those court order programs that include housing.

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