CEAP announces short-term emergency housing assistance
We are excited to announce CEAP will now be able to provide financial assistance to families. This short-term emergency housing assistance will go to families facing the prospect of eviction and homelessness.
Families receiving assistance will work with our staff on follow-up services to prevent future precarious housing situations. This family-lead support will address the needs they feel are most important. Support can address increasing employability, learning better money management, tackling transportation or education or health problems, or other obstacles to increased self-sufficiency and stable housing. Whatever challenges the household is experiencing we will work with families requesting assistance for several months or longer.
Funding comes from the Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP), a program of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (www.mnhousing.gov), and CEAP contracts through Hennepin County (www.hennepin.co.mn.us) to provide this critical prevention effort to residents in northwest Hennepin County. CEAP is excited to assist families stay in their home, but we’re even more excited about the expanded ability to now do more in-depth support of families to “maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.”
Patrick Morley, Director of Family Services