Bridges and Bridges Regional Treatment Center (RTC) Rental Assistance

Bridges and Bridges RTC Rental Assistance are funded by Minnesota Housing. Program participants pay a minimum of 30% of their monthly adjusted income toward rent. The program provides rental assistance which is the difference between the participants rent portion and the contract rent. The rent assistance is paid directly to the property owner. 

Bridges Rental Assistance Program

The program helps households with very low incomes and a mental illness pay the rent on market-rate rental units while they wait for a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or another rental subsidy. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the HRA on behalf of the household. The household then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. The program also funds security deposits which are paid directly to the landlord .

The program provides support services to help individual move into permanent housing.

The HRA partners with the CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI) who provides these services.

To apply: Contact Coordinated Entry - Central MN, Call to Connect at 1-866-560-7464

Bridges RTC Rental Assistance Program

Bridges RTC provides rental assistance for people who have been hospitalized at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) or the St. Peter Region Treatment Center (SPRTC), do not meet hospital level of care, and are homeless upon RTC admission or discharge or for whom Bridges RTC assistance will divert or prevent re-admission to the AMRTC or SPRTC. The program is designed to provide the services needed to help individuals move into permanent housing.

The HRA partners with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams of Central MN Mental Health Center who provides these services.

To apply: Contact the Central MN Mental Health Center, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT).

St. Cloud Office: 320-253-4120

Elk River Office: 763-274-3500

Monticello Office: 763-271-5340


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