Senate Counsel, Research
and Fiscal Analysis
Minnesota Senate Bldg.
95 University Avenue W. Suite 3300
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-4791
Tom Bottern
Director
   Senate   
State of Minnesota
 
 
 
 
 
S.F. No. 852 - Establishing the Housing Support Services Program
 
Author: Senator Tony Lourey
 
Prepared By: Joan White, Senate Counsel (651/296-3814)
 
Date: February 17, 2017



 

         S.F. No. 852 establishes the housing support services program.  If the program is approved by the federal government, the services will be eligible for medical assistance reimbursement.

Section 1 (256B.051), subdivision 1 states the purpose of the program, which is to provide housing support services to individuals with a disability that limits their ability to obtain or maintain stable housing.

Subdivision 2 defines terms.

Subdivision 3 provides the eligibility criteria for the program.  The individual must (1) be 18 years or older, (2) be enrolled in medical assistance, (3) have a need for the services based on an assessment, (4) reside in or plan to reside in a community-based setting, and (5) have evidence of unstable housing.

Subdivision 4 specifies the methods in which the assessment of functional need must be conducted.  The individual must be reassessed annually.

Subdivision 5 defines the services provided under the program, which include housing transition services and housing and tenancy sustaining services.

Subdivision 6 specifies provider eligibility.

Section 2 requires the Commissioner of Human Services to seek the necessary federal waiver authority to implement the program. 

 
Check on the status of this bill
 
Back to Senate Counsel and Research Bill Summaries page
 

 
This page is maintained by the Office of Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal Analysis for the Minnesota Senate.
 
Last review or update: 02/17/2017
 
If you see any errors on this page, please e-mail us at webmaster@senate.mn