Kootasca Community Action Partnership International Falls

2232 2nd Ave E
International Falls, MN 56649

218-999-0800 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Crisis Housing, Transitional Housing, Short term rental assistance.

General Information:
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING KOOTASCA’s Transitional housing projects are supportive housing for homeless men and families. Eligible applicants must participate in case management, setting personal plans and goals, financial counseling, be willing to improve income or education, and seek permanent housing. Tenants can stay in this supportive housing for up to 24 months. Itasca Transitional Housing (3 units) Project can house three homeless families. (15 beds) PEER (Men’s) House: The Itasca Shelter project provides supportive housing for homeless men. Eligible applicants must be clean and sober for 30 days prior to entering program, and able to maintain a treatment plan. The Men’s House is shared housing with on-site supervision. There is capacity to house up to (5 beds). Koochiching Transitional Housing (2 units). Project can house two homeless families. (10 beds) Services: Families can stay for up to 2 years. Intensive case management and support services are provided to stabilize families, increase income or education and connect to needed services. Case manager meets with clients weekly or more often if needed. Goal is to stabilize and move into permanent housing. Follow-up at 6 months, and 12 months after move to permanent housing. SHORT TERM RENTAL ASSISTANCE Family Homeless Prevention (FHPAP) This project is to prevent homelessness for families and individuals in both Itasca and Koochiching Counties. Funds are utilized to provide short-term rent assistance or mortgage foreclosure prevention assistance to eligible households. Services: Eligible participants must have stable income and ability to pay ongoing rent or mortgage. Participants must be willing to receive case management, one-on-one tenant training, and/or financial counseling. Staff provide advocacy, housing search assistance and connection to other resources if needed. Some funds are utilized for transportation issues and/or car maintenance if this is a barrier to ability to work. Households must be willing to participate in follow-up at 6 months and 12 months following assistance. Goals are to stabilize housing, promote self-sufficiency, and prevent homelessness.

Website: http://www.kootasca.org/

Helpful Definitions For Kootasca Community Action Partnership International Falls:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

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