Solid Ground will provide assistance for family homelessness prevention

Solid Ground, a non-profit organization, formerly known as East Metro Women’s Council, will provide family homeless prevention services, after the Washington County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the organization Oct. 6.

Solid Ground will receive $138,740 through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to provide services.

The Minnesota Legislature established the Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) in 1993 to assist families with children, youth/unaccompanied youth, and single adults who are experiencing barriers to housing stability. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency awards funds on a biennial basis. The county will serve as fiscal agent and compile reports to Minnesota Housing.

The funds will be used to serve 50 households with families experiencing homelessness with support services and rent payment assistance through the Home Again program. The outcomes of the program are to ensure households will be permanently housed at exit and not re-enter shelter or become homeless within six months of program exit.



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