Housing Support Programs
Northland Counseling Center’s Housing Support Programs assist Itasca County Residents who have a serious mental illness and are at risk of; or who are homeless to obtain and maintain safe affordable housing. In addition, we provide referrals for services including the Bridges Rental Assistance Program, Main Stream and Housing Choice Vouchers, Coordinated Entry, Heat Assistance and Landlord Relations. We do coordinate care with the Grace House (our local homeless shelter) and various housing organizations in the six county North East region. Northland Counseling Center’s Housing program is part of the NE Continuum of Care for HUD funded housing programs and the plan to end homelessness.
Assistance with applications for housing, including the Bridges application, and for Housing Support is by appointment only. Please contact: Megan Hilback at 218-244-0474 or Jill Shepherd at 218-421-8030
For Housing with Support (GRH) Appointments and Application: Amanda Keech at 218-999-9682
Hearth Connection: Housing support for persons who have experienced MN long-term homeless in Itasca and Aitkin County. Referrals must come through Coordinated Entry. Rick Runge at 218-256-4913 or Barb Larson at 218-256-0570
Coordinated Entry: If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness please call First Call for Help and ask for the Coordinated Entry by calling: 218-326-8565