According to the 2018 Wilder Foundation Homelessness Survey, there are 1,427 people experiencing homelessness in Hennepin County on any given night.  This is far too many people but the good news is that we are starting to see a decline in the number of people experiencing homelessness, 16% since 2009.  While there are many reasons for this decline, one solution to ending homelessness stands out above the others – supportive housing or housing with services designed to address the causes and the trauma associated with homelessness.

House of Charity’s Housing Programs provide various lengths of stay and levels of service to single adults who have experienced long-term homelessness and are working to attain suitable long-term housing. With staff support, clients tackle the barriers that keep them from maintaining housing stability.

Individuals wishing to enter House of Charity’s Housing must be referred by a case manager, outreach worker, or other professional. Priority is given to individuals who have chronic psychological or physical health issues, difficulty meeting basic needs, or are vulnerable to exploitation.

Most of our referrals come from Hennepin Health and St. Stephen’s Street Outreach. We also take referrals from the County Veterans Services Officer, emergency shelters, and county social workers.

Referrers: House of Charity would like to keep you updated on our openings for both our on-site supportive housing and our out-patient treatment with the option of lodging beds. Please click here to register.

On-Site Supportive Housing

Transitional Housing

There are two types of On-Site Supportive Housing at our 510 South 8th Street Residence:

Housing Supports (formerly GRH): County-funded beds for men and women who have experienced long-term homelessness.

Veterans Administration Beds: For homeless veterans who are referred through the V.A.

Once they move into our residential building, clients have the opportunity to meet regularly with a case manager to identify their needs, set goals, and connect with resources. Client goals typically include education, job training, family reunification, and long-term housing.

All of our residents have access to free laundry facilities and three meals a day. About one-third of our residents also participate in our Day by Day Recovery Program.

213 unique individuals were housed in 2020.

For Intake, please fill out the following forms:

Contact the 510 Housing Department: 612-594-2000.

Scattered-Site Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing

House of Charity is proud to partner with Hennepin County to combat homelessness through participation in the Housing First Program.

Weekly visits from our case managers, or housing advocates, promote client stability. The advocates assist clients in maintaining their housing and accomplishing other goals including education, job training, volunteering, and family reunification.

Other clients may move to sober houses, long-term care facilities, private apartments, or other housing depending on their life situation.

80 clients were housed in the program at the end of 2020.

For additional information about our Scattered-Site Permanent Supportive Housing program, please contact our Housing First Department at 612-594-2027.

To receive a referral, please contact Hennepin County Coordinated Entry by calling 612-879-7624 or dial 211.

Please note: House of Charity does not accept direct referrals from the community for this option.


Here are some of our partners for referring clients into transitional housing programs at House of Charity: