Housing Trust Fund
Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
Housing Trust Fund (HTF), provides services to 12 families that are eligible to receive a voucher that is time-limited to work on goals and they then only pay 30% of their income on their housing costs.
Referrals for the HTF program come through Ramsey County CAHS (Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter) Program to Neighborhood House.
The HTF program offers:
Outreach and Engagement
Our participants experience a range of barriers, including finding and maintaining employment; criminal histories; chemical dependency; mental health and medical issues for themselves, children and/or parents; and eligibility for public assistance programs. Neighborhood House is well-known locally as a one-stop resource for families experiencing adversity, especially in the immigrant and refugee community.
Heads of household initially meet with a Housing Stability Coach for 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the situation, and establish a series of customized goals to address each family’s unique set of challenges. Staff take a family history (including safety concerns, any drug use, mental health and/or legal challenges), collect any needed documents, and create a to-do list for the family’s role in the process.
Once the initial adjustment phase has passed, staff checks in monthly with individual families and requires quarterly participation in group meetings, during which we provide life skills-, housing-, and rental-related education. The meetings also provide participants the opportunity to build a network and learn from others in the program.
*Referrals for the HTF program come through Ramsey County CAHS (Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter) Program