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.