The Blue Earth County Supportive Housing Unit operates two different programs: The regional SCSHI program and the Housing Support - Long-Term Homeless (LTH) program. The funding and eligibility criteria for each program are different. All referrals for both programs are received through local Coordinated Entry System (River Valleys Coordinated Entry Brochure).
*Please note that the Supportive Housing Unit is not Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) or Public Housing. Links to those separate programs are listed to the right and can also be found here: City of Mankato/Blue Earth County 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 a combination of intensive case management supportive services and rental assistance subsidies designed to help people live more stable, healthy, and productive lives. SCSHI provides supportive housing services in the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault/Martin, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, and Watonwan.
All referrals for the SCSHI are received from the River Valleys Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (CES). (River Valleys Coordinated Entry Brochure).
Housing Support - Long-Term Homeless (LTH)
Housing Support, formerly known as Group Residential Housing or GRH, is a state-funded program that provides help with housing costs for eligible participants.
The Blue Earth County Housing Support Long-Term Homeless (LTH) Program provides case management to enrolled participants to assist with finding and maintaining housing in Blue Earth County. Housing Support funds may pay rent, utilities, household needs, and, under some circumstances, food and/or services for individuals found eligible for the program.
Enrolled participants of the Housing Support - LTH Program agree to meet with their assigned Housing Support case manager at least twice a month for housing and other support service needs.