DHS Announces New Housing Support Rate Effective July 1
Posted on February 17, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced an increase to the Housing Support rates effective mid-2022. On July 1, 2022, the Housing Support maximum monthly room and board rate will increase significantly to $1,041.
The annual recalculation of the Housing Support, formerly Group Residential Housing (GRH), which covers rent and raw food for eligible participants, has increased by $87 per month. The new rate of $1,041 will be effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Housing Support is a state-funded program that provides an income supplement to approximately 20,000 recipients each month to pay for rent and food. The amount of a Housing Support payment is based on a federal and state standard of the minimum an individual would need to live in the community. All of those supported by the program are at risk of institutional placement or homelessness.