Supportive Housing Service Providers

Supportive housing service providers work with people who have experienced homelessness so that they can maintain permanent housing in site-based and scattered site housing settings. Refer to the Supportive Housing Information and Resources publication for information on best practices in supportive housing as well as Long-term Homelessness (LTH) and High Priority Homeless (HPH) definitions and eligibility.

Post-Selection Materials for Service Providers

Refer to the Supportive Housing Information and Resources publication for information on best practices in supportive housing as well as Long-term Homelessness (LTH) and High Priority Homeless (HPH) definitions and eligibility.

Occupancy Guidance for Long Term Homeless and High Priority Homeless Units

Refer to the Supportive Housing Information and Resources publication for occupancy guidance, including tenant screening, selection and retention plans, lease up, vacancies and determining tenant rents in supportive housing.
 
Tenant Selection Plan Guidance - Property managers and owners are encouraged to recognize that LTH and HPH units are intended to house people who often have poor credit, poor rental histories, or criminal backgrounds. To the extent permitted by the rules and regulations related to the type of housing, housing providers are encouraged to adopt lenient and flexible criteria regarding these common barriers when creating a tenant selection plan.

High Priority Homelessness (HPH) Eligibility Option (new)

In the 2018 application for multifamily capital funding, Minnesota Housing changed the eligibility criteria for supportive housing units from Long-term Homelessness (LTH) to High Priority Homeless (HPH). To be consistent and fair, existing properties with units restricted to serve LTH households and Housing Trust Fund LTH rental assistance programs now have the option to use the HPH eligibility criteria instead of the LTH eligibility criteria beginning January 1, 2019.
 
For more information, refer to the HPH Eligibility Change Information and FAQs and the training slides.

HPH Verification Forms (new)

LTH Verification Forms

Trainings

Reporting Requirements for Service Providers for Long Term Homeless and High Priority Homeless Units

Service providers are required to enter LTH and HPH household data in HMIS, including the Self-Sufficiency Matrix Assessment, and submit reports to Minnesota Housing.

HMIS Reporting Requirements for LTH and HPH Loans and Grants
Self-Sufficiency Matrix for LTH and HPH Units

Supportive Housing Definitions

Definitions for supportive housing, case management, Long-term homelessness (LTH) and High Priority Homeless (HPH) eligibility can be found in the Supportive Housing information and Resources publication.