• Spectrum Community Support Programs provide housing resources and community referrals to independence-ready adults.
    • Eligibility: Must have a mental health diagnosis from a mental health professional. Must live or would like to live in that CSP’s region.
  • Young Adult Housing and Employment (YAHE) provides young adults with mental health support, living skills training, and a subsidized apartment.
    • Eligibility: Ages 18-26. Must have a mental health diagnosis from a mental health professional. Must be working, in school, or wanting to pursue employment or education.
  • Long Term Housing Programs – Robert Will Community Housing, Kosciolek House, and Four Seasons Community Housing. These are project-based units, meaning the tenant pays 30% of their income toward rent.
    • Eligibility: Must have a mental health diagnosis from a mental health professional. Must meet income criteria (30% or below median income for Hennepin County).
  • For more information about these programs, please call the location that is most convenient for you:
    • Lighthouse Community Support Program, Minneapolis – (612) 752-8200
    • Charaka South Hennepin Community Support Program – (612) 752-8350
    • Northwest Hennepin Community Support Program  – (612) 752-8300

 

Housing services offered through Spectrum Supporting Housing Programs

  • Spectrum Homeless Project provides rental subsidies and support services to homeless adults.
    • Eligibility: Adults with a mental illness who are long-term homeless and willing to receive ongoing support from Spectrum.
  • Lydia Apartments provides case management and supportive services to 40 homeless individuals living at the 40-unit Lydia Apartments supported housing building in south Minneapolis. It is a partnership of Spectrum Community Mental Health, CommonBond, and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
    • Eligibility: Homeless according to the more restrictive federal definition (cannot be: living temporarily with friends or family; currently housed but facing eviction; or living in an institution for more than 30 days). Have diagnoses disability (may include mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and/or chemical dependency). Express a commitment to living in a sober environment and willing to maintain a sober lifestyle demonstrated by a minimum of 60 days of sobriety. Express a willingness to work with support staff.
  • Women’s Housing Partnership provides rental subsidies and support services to long-term homeless women with a serious and persistent mental illness.
    • Eligibility:  Homeless today (living on the street, in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation). Homeless continuously for the last year, or 4 homeless episodes in the past 3 years. Single and unaccompanied by children.
  • Collaboration of Housing Resources (COHR) provides rental subsidies and supportive services to long-term homeless individuals in collaboration with two partner agencies, Simpson Housing Services and St. Stephen’s Human Services.
    • Eligibility: Homeless today (living on the street, in a shelter or a place not meant for human habitation). Homeless continuously for the last year, or 4 homeless episodes in the past 3 years.