Supportive Housing Sites and Services

Wilder Foundation Family Supportive Housing Services are part of the Ramsey County Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter (CAHS) Services. To access any of the services or sites listed below, please call CAHS Services: 651-215-2262.

ROOF Project

The ROOF Project is a collaboration of agencies that provide scattered-site transitional housing to homeless families in Ramsey County. Families are placed in housing throughout the east metro area and receive a variety of support services tailored to the needs of each family. The goals of the ROOF Project are to obtain permanent housing for homeless families, develop employment skills and improve school attendance and achievement. The ROOF Project uses a scattered site model to house nearly 30 percent of Ramsey County’s growing number of homeless families.

Highlights

  • Affordable housing for homeless families
  • Employment readiness training
  • Coordinated access to MFIP employment services through a partnership with Ramsey County
  • Access to monetary grants, through a partnership with MicroGrants: Partnering with People of Potential
  • Connections to education assistance and support
  • Access to health care, including domestic violence services and chemical and mental health assessments
Eligible families are then housed in the community, typically in 1-2 bedroom apartments. Support services are typically delivered in a family’s home, or other community spaces convenient for families. Workshops, trainings and consumer involvement opportunities often take place at Wilder Center.

Project Quest

Project Quest is a scattered-site housing program serving 59 families in Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties at any given time. Project Quest’s key goals are to show measurable improvements in participants’ health and productivity, to stabilize housing, to improve school success and to efficiently use public services. The goal is to end homelessness by helping people become more self-reliant and lead healthier, more productive lives.
Project Quest was established as part of the Supportive Housing and Managed Care Pilot, a demonstration project led by Hearth Connection. Hearth Connection is an independent nonprofit in partnership with State and county government, supportive housing providers, health plans, consumers, advocates and others.

Highlights

  • Housing subsidies
  • Intensive support services
  • Employment readiness training
  • Access to monetary grants through a partnership with MicroGrants: Partnering with People of Potential
  • Connections to education assistance and support
  • Access to health care, including domestic violence services, and chemical/mental health assessments

Jackson Street Village

Jackson Street Village is a supportive housing community that provides site-based permanent housing for 24 previously homeless families. Services offered at Jackson Street Village are designed to help families maintain their housing and maximize their ability to achieve self-sufficiency and transform their lives. Jackson Street Village is located at 1497 Jackson Street, Saint Paul in the North End neighborhood.

Highlights

  • Housing stability
  • Employment readiness training
  • Support in creating and maintaining a household budget
  • Educational support for school-aged children
  • Access to health care, including chemical and mental health assessments, and preventive health care

Minnesota Place Apartments

Minnesota Place Apartments provides a safe and supportive environment for chronically homeless tenants to stabilize their housing and income, build relationships with others, and access appropriate services.

Highlights

  • Clean, safe, and affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless adults
  • Assistance developing community living skills
  • Connections to community resources
  • Support in reducing personal problems and barriers to self-sufficiency

How to Access

Openings at Minnesota Place are limited. Eligible residents must meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “chronic homeless” definition (An unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more OR has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.) Supportive services are provided in residents’ apartments, as well as in community settings throughout the building. Minnesota Place Apartments is located at 46 East 4th Street in downtown Saint Paul.

Contact

Pamela Eggert, 651-280-4700, PCEggert@SandCompanies.com.
 

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 Access Housing Services

 
​If you are a family seeking emergency shelter and housing in Ramsey County, please call CAHS at 651-215-2262.
 

 Quotes from ROOF Project Families

 
“The ROOF Project helps you get your life back on track.”
 
“We are not vulnerable, we feel protected.”
 
“Staff are compassionate. It is not just a job to the staff members helping us.”
 
“The ROOF Project provides me with a great networking system.”
 
“One strength of the program is the mandatory savings accounts.”
 
“The home my family and I live in exceeds my expectations.”
 
“I got help getting my credit together.”