Minnesota House of Representatives

Menu

Public Information Services Menu

Session Daily

Housing

Housing subsidies for mentally ill sought

published 3/10/2009
Share on: 


Since 1993, funding has been provided for rent assistance to persons with serious and persistent mental illness through the Bridges rental housing program.

Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Mpls), HF522 would provide an additional $3.4 million to the Housing Finance Agency for the program, in addition to an estimated at $5.27 million in base funding for the next biennium. The additional funds would become part of ongoing base funding.

Subsidies would go to people with mental illness who are on Section 8 housing voucher waiting lists. Hayden said 54 percent of homeless adults report that they have been diagnosed with mental illness.

Nicole Jarousek said the Bridging program has allowed her to pay her bills, including rent, while she waits for Section 8 housing. After finding herself homeless four times in one year, she now lives close to relatives in a 700 square-foot apartment in Stillwater.

The House Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division held the bill over for possible omnibus bill inclusion. There is no Senate companion.

- Mike Cook


Session Daily Home

Select storys by topic:

Search Session Daily


Subscribe to Session Daily Updates.

Session Daily News Feed



Latest Session Daily stories

State budget surplus jumps by $832 million to almost $1.87 billion (2/27/2015 9:32:00 AM)
Technical fix to 2009 law passes House (2/26/2015 5:47:47 PM)
Could pre-registration help get young voters to the polls? (2/26/2015 5:25:00 PM)
Stopgap funding bill that for now settles salary kerfuffle goes to the governor (2/26/2015 5:00:04 PM)
House votes to ease requirements on plats, contracts for deed (2/26/2015 4:54:37 PM)
New PCA oversight considered by environment committee (2/26/2015 4:37:00 PM)
Old law about newborns needs new ideas to reach new moms, committee hears (2/26/2015 3:31:00 PM)
Lawmakers feel way toward compromise on digital license plate readers (2/26/2015 1:50:00 PM)
Six state employee labor agreements and compensation plans get committee OK (2/26/2015 9:35:00 AM)
Agreement on deficiency/salary bill expected on House Floor Thursday (2/25/2015 7:54:00 PM)
DHS, counties commit to fixing MNsure but commissioner says it'll take time (2/25/2015 5:52:56 PM)

  • More news and search
  • Public Information Services  ·   175 State Office Building, Saint Paul, MN 55155   ·   Public.Information@house.mn