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Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)

The Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) provides supportive services and financial assistance, such as rent deposits, rent payments or utility payments, to eligible households that are homeless or at imminent risk of homeless.

Program Eligibility

  • Income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines
  • Minnesota residents, or household otherwise approved by Minnesota Housing
  • Experiencing a housing crisis

Households are assessed by FHPAP providers to determine eligibility and level of assistance. Funds are limited may not be available for all households.

Find a FHPAP Provider (available statewide)

Regional FHPAP providers are available to support all household types in stabilizing their housing situation as quickly as possible. Search the links below for provider(s) that serve the county where you currently reside or wish to relocate.

Information for Grant Administrators

Guides and Documents
Other Helpful Tools

Other Helpful Tools

Grantee Training

Grantee Training

  • Round 2 Due Diligence Training: Minnesota Housing hosted a training for awardees of the FHPAP Round 2 funding to provide an overview of required documents and deadlines. Watch the recorded session (01:17:28) | Slides (April 30, 2024)
  • Request for Proposals (RFP) Information Session: Minnesota Housing hosted a Request for Proposals (RFP) Information Session to provide an overview of upcoming RFP including requirements and deadlines. Watch the recorded session (1:27:00)| Slides (January 16, 2024)
  • Information Session: Minnesota Housing hosted an FHPAP Information Session which provides a general overview of the program. Watch the recorded session (1:34:41) | Slides (December 8, 2023)
  • Client file monitoring: Minnesota Housing provided a training for FHPAP grantees to provide direction in file organization, and collecting/maintaining proper documentation for the clients they serve. Watch the recorded session (1:35:35) | Slides

  • Preliminary Practice Model Training: ​​​​​​
    • To help potential applicants consider how the program and its preliminary practice model could be implemented, refer to the following informational sessions and materials:

    • Two-Generational Approaches to Supporting Families. View the slides, handout, and listen to the recording.

    • Leveraging Mainstream Resources. View the slides and listen to the recording.

    • Progressive Engagement and Rapid Rehousing. View the slides and listen to the recording.

    • Trauma-informed Care in Schools. View the slides and listen to the recording.

    • Lessons from the Hamilton San Francisco Pilot. View the slides and listen to the recording.

Budgeting and Reporting

Budgeting and Reporting

Other Grant Programs

Homework Starts with Home - This grant program focused on addressing homelessness and housing instability among students and their families.

Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance - This grant program provides temporary rental assistance, housing related expenses such as application fees and security deposits, in partnership with supportive services for High Priority Homeless (HPH) families and individuals referred through the local Coordinated Entry (CE) System.