Heading Home Olmsted County
We seek to prevent and end long-term homelessness in Rochester and Olmsted County by developing local housing and supportive services that use evidence-based models and combine public and private resources.
Our vision is a community where all persons have options for safe temporary or emergency housing and choices for a permanent place to live.
"We can either waste money keeping people homeless or spend those dollars on a long-term solution that produces positive results for people and their communities." - Corporation for Supportive Housing
In the Community
Our target populations are:
Chronic homeless adults with disabilities
Unaccompanied minors and homeless youth
Homeless offenders re-entering the community
Housing is considered "affordable" if it consumes 30% or less of a household's gross income.
The 2012 "Fair Market" rent in Olmsted County is currently at $515/month for an efficiency apartment,$549/month for a one-bedroom, and $722 for a two-bedroom
In order to afford an efficiency apartment and meet your basic needs, a person would need to earn $11.27/hour, 30 hours a week.
We are a wealthy community and fortunate to have a myrid of resources; yet we are still challenged with the same barriers to ending homelessness as exist in other communities in Minnesota and across the Nation.