Semcac’s Outreach Services offers homeless prevention and assistance as funding is available. The following programs are administered through Semcac’s Contact Centers in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona counties:
Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program
This program is designed to decrease homelessness by providing one-time assistance with a rent or mortgage payment for households that need a short-term “bridge” until their financial situation is expected to stabilize. Participants must meet program and income guidelines and be able to financially sustain their housing payment after Semcac’s assistance. Households interested in applying for the Family Homeless Prevention Program must have a verifiable crisis situation that may cause them to lose their housing. Participants also agree to follow-up visits.
- This is the form that will need to be completed for housing assistance: Outreach Housing Pre- Application Screening
FHPAP is funded, by the State of Minnesota, MHFA.
Rapid Rehousing Program
This program provides information, referral, advocacy, and first month’s rent and/or security deposit assistance to homeless persons. Participants must meet the HUD definition of homelessness and be able to financially sustain their rental housing after Semcac’s assistance.