Supportive Housing Programs

We help individuals and families experiencing homelessness move into stable housing by providing rental subsidies and supportive services.

Housing for individuals:  We provide permanent, subsidized, supportive rental housing for long-term homeless individuals. All participants enter our programs through referrals or staying at our shelter. In 2014, we provided supportive housing to 109 individuals and 86% maintained their housing for a year.

Family Housing: Simpson’s  Family Housing program is one of Minnesota’s largest supportive family housing programs.  We provide rental subsidies and intensive services to 200 families with 400 children at any given time.  Openings for Family Housing are filled by referral, primarily from Hennepin County shelters.

Families in our housing programs can participate in our Children & Youth Services Programs, designed to help break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness. These programs are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of highly mobile children who typically have limited access to traditional programs due to the challenges that accompany homelessness. We offer three specialized programs:

  • Early Childhood Program: Families with children under the age of 5 can receive support to ensure the healthy growth and development of their young children.
  • Educational Advocacy Services: Children ages 4-11 can enroll in the reading tutoring program and receive assistance in building academic, social, and literacy skills.
  • Mentoring & Youth Development Program: Youth ages 10-14 can participate in the Mentoring & Youth Development Program and be paired with volunteer adult mentors who help them explore and accomplish goals related to community engagement, employment, education, and personal growth.