Housing stability

Families struggling to pay housing costs can get short-term help.

How we can help

Depending on need, a family may get:

  • Up to $2,500 per school year (lifetime cap at $5,000) or up to 24 months of assistance for:
    • Rent
    • Utility bills
    • Other housing-related costs
  • Access to support services from the YMCA to help with long-term housing stability
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Who can apply

  • This program is open to all Minneapolis Public School students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is not available for students in a:
    • Charter school
    • Private school
  • The household must:

How to apply

  • Talk to you school social worker.
  • School social workers make program referrals.
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Immigration status

Immigration documentation status does not affect a family’s eligibility.

Public housing waiting lists

Program participants will stay on Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) waiting lists for:

  • Public housing
  • Housing choice vouchers

Contact us

Jamie Radel

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55401