A Medicaid benefit can help members find or keep housing. This benefit, called Housing Stabilization Services, is available to members with disabilities or who are most likely to experience homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
Minnesota is first to offer Housing Stabilization Services as part of the basic Medicaid program. Housing Stabilization Services are for people with disabilities, including mental illness and substance abuse disorder, as well as older adults who are homeless or living in an institution. Having a safe place to live affects every aspect of a person’s life, including lowering their risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Including Housing Stabilization Services in the state’s Medicaid program recognizes the connection between health and stable housing.
More than 100 providers now offer Housing Stabilization Services. Some Hennepin Health members may qualify for this program. Call Member Services at 612-596-1036 for more information.
DHS approved 2/3/2021, HC-1142-MC