Rental aid will be available to more Minneapolis Public Schools families facing homelessness

The Stable Homes Stable Schools programs are expanding this fall


Mara Klecker, Star Tribune

Mayor Jacob Frey announced the expansion of the Stable Homes Stable Schools program at Loring Elementary School on Tuesday.

Minneapolis Public Schools families facing housing instability will have more opportunities to receive rental assistance this fall - a response to the rising number of homeless and highly mobile students in the city.

Stable Homes Stable Schools, an initiative launched in 2019, helps families find and pay for housing. This fall, the program's multiyear rental assistance will be offered to families at these additional city elementary schools: Emerson, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin and Wenonah, Loring, Seward and Lyndale.

The program's housing stability fund, which offers emergency assistance to families at risk of eviction, will also be expanded and made available to families at all 43 elementary schools in Minneapolis. Families who access the assistance pay about one-third of their income toward rent, with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority paying the remainder directly to the property owner.


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