Homework Starts with Home

Minnesota Housing and the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, are determining potential funding awards for the Homework Starts with Home initiative.

This initiative will support collaborative efforts between schools, housing organizations, and local governments to identify, engage, and stabilize students experiencing homelessness and their families. Minnesota Housing will allocate up to $3.5 million in Housing Trust Fund resources and up to $450,000 in Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program funds. An additional $250,000 will be made available by the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative.

For more information about this initiative, see Minnesota Department of Education's Homework Starts with Home webpage.

The application due date has passed. No additional applications will be accepted at this time.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) and question and answer documents are available for reference.

Minnesota Housing anticipates selecting three to eight applicants for funding. Decisions are anticipated by August 1, 2018.

Information Sessions on Preliminary Practice Model

To help potential applicants consider how the program and its preliminary practice model could be implemented, the partners arranged a series of 90 minute information sessions. See below for sessions and session materials:

  • Two-Generational Approaches to Supporting Families - May 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. View the slides, handout, and listen to the recording.

  • Leveraging Mainstream Resources – May 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Progressive Engagement and Rapid Rehousing – May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Trauma-informed Care in Schools – May 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Lessons from the Hamilton San Francisco Pilot – May 31, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. View the slides and listen to the recording.


Diane Elias at 651.284.3176 or diane.elias@state.mn.us.