Supportive Housing

South Central Supportive Housing Initiative

The South Central Supportive Housing Initiative (SCSHI) works with individuals and families who qualify as Chronic and Long-Term Homeless. SCSHI provides supportive housing services in the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault/Martin, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and Watonwan.counties

Supportive housing is a successful and cost-effective combination of intensive case management supportive services and rental assistance subsidies designed to help people live more stable, healthy, and productive lives. Operating principles for the support services provided by SCSHI include: Housing First, Harm Reduction, Strength Based, Flexible and Creative, Person-Centered/Consumer Driven, and Intensive Case Management/Support Teams. 

All referrals for the South Central Supportive Housing Initiative are received from the River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES).

For more information please contact the South Central Supportive Housing Initiative Supervisor, Andrew Pietsch at (507) 304-4442.

To view stories from people who have benefited from supportive housing services, view the Stories from Participants webpage.
*Please note that the Supportive Housing Program is not Section 8 or Public Housing. Links to those separate programs are listed below.