State grants to address housing needs for adults with disabilities

November 22, 2018 10:37 PM

New state funding will go towards assisting with housing needs across the state.

The most recent study found that more than 9,000 people in Minnesota are homeless and many of them have some sort of disability.


"We're really excited about this investment," said Emily Piper, Department of Human Services Commissioner. 

Piper says half of those who are homeless have some sort of mental illness or other disability. 

"What I recognize more and more is it's really complicated. There are a lot of complicated reasons often times why people end up homeless," Piper said. 

Over the next four years, more than $7 million will go towards helping adults with disabilities know what housing resources are available in their area and how to get them. 

"It's not just that they need housing, they need housing and they need support, and they need services," Piper said. 

These grants will go to 46 different counties and 3 American Indian Tribes across the state.


  • Anoka County, $191,027
  • Carver County, $118,820
  • Clay, Becker, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin counties, $385,875
  • Dakota County, $140,088
  • Hennepin County, $212,842
  • Marshall, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake counties, $191,908
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, $102,720
  • Minnesota Prairie County Alliance (Dodge, Steele, Waseca counties), $102,580
  • Olmsted County, $150,000
  • Ramsey County, $214,357
  • Regional Metro Committee (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington counties), $181,904
  • St. Louis County with the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, $256,175
  • Scott County, $79,750
  • Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium (Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, Yellow Medicine counties), $100,000
  • Stearns County, $187,211
  • Washington County, $185,447
  • White Earth Band of Chippewa, $169,296


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