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Washington County Community Development Agency

Bridges Rental Assistance Program

7645 Currell Blvd, Woodbury, MN, 55125-2256

Distance: 954 Miles

(651) 202-2807

Website

https://washingtoncountycda.org/affordable-rentals/rental-assistance-programs

Service Details

Description

Helps people with serious mental illness avoid homelessness by providing them with temporary rental assistance in their community. This allows people to have housing while they are on a waiting list for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers or other permanent housing subsidy programs. Housing support services are provided to participants through a local mental health authority.


Subsidies are determined by a calculation using gross income. The resident's rent is based on the resident's income.


Funding from the program may be used:
* To pay rent directly to a landlord
* For security and utility deposits
* To pay for the full rent, for up to 90 days, during medical or psychiatric crisis


A similar program called Bridges Regional Treatment Center (Bridges RTC) offers temporary rental assistance for people with serious mental illness who are exiting Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center or Forensic Services at St. Peter.


Additional Information

This program provides housing for individuals and families of individuals who have a serious and persistent mental illness.


Participants pay up to 40% of their gross monthly income for rent. Participants must be diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness.


About This Location

Canvas Health

Features

  • Client Information and Specialization
    • Mental health 

Eligibility

Recipients must:
* Be 18 years of age or over
* Have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness as defined in the MN Comprehensive Mental Health Act
* Have a household income at or below 50 percent of the area median income
* Bridges RTC households must meet the Bridges eligibility and be discharging or recently discharged either from Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center or Forensic Services at St. Peter.


Since the program will serve as a transition to a permanent subsidy, program recipients and organizations providing housing will need to follow rules for:
* Provision of income verification
* Leasing procedures
* Federal housing quality standards
* Payment standards limits to cap program rents


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Bridges Regional Treatment Center (RTC) program is for individuals transitioning out of Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) into the community. For a Bridges RTC subsidy the recipient must meet all other Bridges eligibility, and be on the waiting list or being discharged from Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center.


Application Instructions

Referral to the program must be made by a mental health professional. The program is administered to participants by the local housing agency in communities where eligible applicants live. This program may be full or may have a waiting list.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Referrals to the Bridges Regional Treatment Center (RTC) program may come directly from the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC), from the Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI), or from other agencies. This program may be full or may have a waiting list.


Contact the regional provider below to apply for housing assistance and to receive application forms.


Ann Hoechst
AnnH@washingtoncountycda.org
(651) 202-2807


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Washington County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 458-0936
FAX (651) 458-1696

Last Update

7/2/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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