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Carver County Community Development Agency (CDA)

Bridges Rental Assistance Program

Carver County Community Development Agency

705 N Walnut St, Chaska, MN, 55318-2039

Distance: 1056 Miles

(952) 442-3010

Website

https://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/multifamily/bridges

Service Details

Description

Helps people with mental illness avoid homelessness by providing them with temporary rental assistance in their community. This allows people to have housing while they are on a waiting list for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers or other permanent housing subsidy programs. Housing support services are provided to participants through a local mental health authority.


Subsidies are determined by a calculation using gross income. The resident's rent is based on the resident's income.


Funding from the program may be used:
* To pay rent directly to a landlord
* For security and utility deposits
* To pay for the full rent, for up to 90 days, during medical or psychiatric crisis


Additional Information

This agency offers Bridges Regional Treatment Center (RTC) housing vouchers, providing temporary rental assistance for people with mental illness who are transitioning to the community from Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center or Forensic Services at St. Peter.


Features

  • Specialization
    • Mental health 

Eligibility

Recipients must:
* Be 18 years of age or over
* Have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness as defined in the MN Comprehensive Mental Health Act
* Have a household income at or below 50 percent of the area median income


Since the program will serve as a transition to a permanent subsidy, program recipients and organizations providing housing will need to follow rules for:
* Provision of income verification
* Leasing procedures
* Federal housing quality standards
* Payment standards limits to cap program rents


Highest priority is given to people residing in an institution (such as a hospital, treatment center, correctional facility, adult foster care or other segregated setting) who will be homeless upon discharge.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Eligibility requirements for Bridges RTC program:


• Hospitalized at, or on the waiting list for, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) or Forensic Mental Health Program (FMHP) (fka St. Peter Regional Treatment Center-SPRTC) and does not meet hospital level of care
• Homeless or at significant risk of homelessness upon AMRTC or FMHP admission or discharge
• Eligible for a HUD Section 8 housing choice voucher, or will be eligible in the future.


The Bridges RTC program serves:
* Carver County


Application Instructions

Referral to the program must be made by a mental health professional. The program is administered to participants by the local housing agency in communities where eligible applicants live. This program may be full or may have a waiting list.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For additional information contact Meilssa Hanson (952) 442-3010, mhanson@co.carver.mn.us


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Carver County, including cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Hamburg, Mayer, New Germany, Norwood Young America, Victoria, Waconia, and Watertown, MN


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (952) 448-7715

Last Update

10/11/2021

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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