Housing Stabilization Services

Description of Services: TSA now offers Housing Stabilization Services (HSS)! HSS is a benefit, through Medical Assistance, to assist people with disabilities (including mental illness and substance use disorder) and seniors find and keep housing. It is made up of three specific services, one of which TSA provides:  

  • Housing Consultation – determines eligibility through Professional Statement of Need (PSN) and if eligible, develops a Housing-Focused Person-Centered Plan for obtaining and maintaining housing. *TSA provides this specific service.  
  • Housing Transition – supports a person in finding housing  
  • Housing Sustaining – supports a person in maintaining housing 

Housing Stabilization Services are state plan (not waiver) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).  

Location(s): Pine City - Hilltop House or Telehealth

Ages: 18+

Available Services: 

  • Completion of Professional Statement of Need (PSN) to determine eligibility 
  • If eligibility is met, completion of Housing-Focused Person-Centered Plan

Housing Consultation Process: 

  1. An individual is referred to TSA for HSS or self-refers
  2. A mental health professional at TSA reviews documentation to determine possible eligibility (final determination of eligibility made by DHS) and proceeds with completing a Professional Statement of Need (PSN).
  3. If a mental health professional determines the individual is potentially eligible for HSS, TSA staff member completes a Housing-Focused Person-Centered Support Plan with the person/client. 

Additional Information

Eligibility requirements for HSS include all of the following: 

  • Medical Assistance (MA) participant
  • 18 years old or older
  • Have a documented disability or disabling condition (list of qualifying conditions found on DHS website)
  • Be assessed to require assistance with at least one of the following areas resulting from the presence of a disability or a long-term or indefinite condition:
    • Communication
    • Mobility
    • Decision-making; or
    • Managing challenging behaviors
  • Be experiencing housing instability, evidenced by one of the following risk factors:
    • Experiencing homelessness
    • Currently transitioning, or has recently transitioned, from an institution or licensed or registered setting or
    • At risk of homelessness
  • At risk of institutionalization - meets an institutional level of care/eligible for the following waivers:
    • Brain Injury (BI)
    • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
    • Community Alternative Care (CAC)
    • Developmental Disability (DD)
    • Elderly Waiver (EW)

A more detailed, comprehensive list of eligibility requirements can be found on the Department of Human Services website. 

For more information or to make a referral:

  • Call our intake team at 320-629-7600