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KOOTASCA Crisis Housing Programs

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.

For more information on Kootasca Community Action crisis housing services contact:

  • Itasca County:
    Email Gail Beckman or call 1-877-687-1163, 999-0833.
    Email Robert Foster or call 1-877-687-1163, 999-0832.

  • Koochiching County:
    Email Paula Valentine or call 1-800-559-9491 ext. 106 , (218) 283-5225
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