The Housing First Solution

Housing for long-term homeless

Every day, adults find themselves without a place to call home.  A mental health crisis, job loss, substance use disorder, or death of a family member—these are just a handful of factors that may contribute to an experience of homelessness. The effects of these circumstances can be devastating and often are not solved by simply putting a roof over someone’s head. Our program not only provides housing, but also the opportunity to grow vocationally, pursue educational advancement, and establish a positive rental history to overcome homelessness.


We provide supportive, apartment-based housing for adults experiencing Long Term Homelessness.  We have locations in Minneapolis and West St. Paul.  Services include:

  • Job search and resume building
  • Appointments and medical information management
  • Education, budgeting and life skills development
  • Resources and support for chemical dependence recovery
  • Monthly tenant meetings and events

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  • 18 years of age or older
  • Homeless for over one year, or a history of being homeless 4 times in the previous 3 years
  • Diagnosis of a mental illness, chemical dependency or other disability
  • Willing to take an active part in setting and achieving goals for maintaining stability
  • Public funding available through GRH (Group Residential Housing)

THE Housing First Solution LOCATIONS

4th Street Residence


432 - 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

See This Location 651-529-1643

Bidwell Residence – Housing First


1445 Bidwell Street
West St. Paul, MN 55118

See This Location 651-529-1643

Bryant Residence


1818 Bryant Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

See This Location 651-529-1643

Camden Residence


4635 Lyndale Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

See This Location 651-529-1643

Park Residence


3550 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55412

See This Location 651-529-1643

Next steps

You will need to meet the eligibility requirements for general assistance.

SLS is unable to move an individual into our housing unless they are referred by the applicable County Coordinated Entry .  If you feel you meet the general assistance and program eligibility requirements you may:

  • Contact Dakota County Coordinated Entry at 651-554-5751
  • Request to be assessed by asking a staff member at your local Hennepin County Shelter.

Additional Program Information

  • Site-based LTH GRH Program
  • Long Term Homeless supportive housing
  • Operating in Hennepin & Dakota counties

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