All referrals for Ally’s Housing Support program are received by SMAC
Coordinated Entry System, Dakota County Corrections, and Dakota County Emergency Shelters.
To be eligible for a Housing Assessment that will enter into the housing priority pool for the SMAC Coordinated Entry System a person must meet : currently HUD homeless OR are currently LTH AND have been HUD homeless in the past 90 days are eligible for Step 2
STEPS TO TAKE:
1. Call Dakota County’s Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751
2. Complete Intake Housing Assessment with a county or Ally housing assessor
(this assessment will be used to determine your housing service needs and if eligible place you on the SMAC Coordinated Entry priority pool)
STAY IN TOUCH!
You will be placed on the priority list that matches your housing needs if you qualify.
It is important to stay in touch with your assessor so they and/or a housing provider
can reach you when your name comes up on the list.
Coordinated Entry Priority Pool Housing Options
All housing with a homelessness requirement
►3-24 months of rental assistance and case management
►Client works with case manager to find an apartment in the community
►Can remain in apt after program ends
►Usually 24 months of rental assistance and case management
►Site-based (SMAC only has 1 of these)
►Must move out when program ends
►Permanent Supportive Housing
►Non-time limited rental assistance and case management
►May be eligible to receive a Section 8 voucher after 2 years of good rental history
►Includes GRH/Housing Support
NON-Coordinated Entry Housing Options:
►CADI waiver housing
►Other low-rent apartments (not subsidized)
►Housing Choice Vouchers
►Project-based Section 8
►Non-LTH Housing Support
We are currently working with a network of landlords
in these cities in Dakota County:
Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings,
Hampton, Lakeville, West St. Paul, South St. Paul,
Burnsville and Inver Grove Heights.
HOMELESS OUTREACH REFERALS CAN COME FROM ANY SOURCE
While we work closely with Dakota County and its local police agencies, to identify and serve street homeless individuals, referrals can also come from ANYBODY seeing a need to connect a homeless individual to homeless outreach services.