A Home of One’s Own

In 2009, the state of Minnesota’s legislature implemented a moratorium on increases in licensed group homes, as a cost-savings measure. To free up capacity for those with the most significant needs, and to demonstrate ways to bolster the state’s ability to support people with disabilities in their own homes, The Arc Minnesota has been providing housing navigation services since 2009 through a Housing Access Services contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. To date, Housing Access Services has assisted over 2700 adults who have disabilities, with moving – many out of group homes and family homes – into homes of their own.

The Arc Minnesota is also a provider of the new Housing Stabilization Services program which was approved by the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS), administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and funded by a participant’s Medicaid. This is a billable housing navigation and housing sustaining service. Minnesota was the first state in the nation to implement Housing Stabilization Services.

The Arc Minnesota presents a summary of these programs as well as information about the programs’ history and impact.

View presentation slides here.

Presenters: Andrea Zuber, CEO; Ellen Baudler, Housing Services Director; Karli Harguth, Self-advocacy Associate