Today, 7,500 people in Minnesota are living with HIV/AIDS. Fifty percent of them will be homeless or have a housing crisis during the course of their illness. Clare Housing has a waiting list of 200 people in need of a home. In our own community the need for safe, affordable HIV-specific housing is real and growing.
Clare Housing operates 116 units of stable and affordable housing and has developed three resident-focused supportive housing options.
Community-Based Care Homes
These homes are staffed 24/7, each serving four residents who are HIV positive, significantly disabled and often need reliable care and support to live outside of a nursing home.
Staff provides rehabilitation support to those needing to stabilize their health before returning to independent living and long term care to those disabled by HIV/AIDS. In addition, we provide end of life care to those at the terminal stage of the disease. Clare Housing’s 24-hour care assists those who must be supervised because of dementia and mental health problems, physical frailty, inability to take prescribed medications and prepare adequate nutrition.
Clare Housing provides affordable housing and supportive services to 77 low-income residents who have experienced homelessness, long-term homelessness or are at risk of homelessness at two supportive housing sites.
Individuals enrolled in the assisted living program receive supportive services, such as, nursing care, medication administration, hands on assistance with activities of daily living, and help with building independent living skills.
Scattered-Site Affordable Housing Program
Project Cornerstone is a scattered-site affordable housing program with rental assistance and support to individuals and families who have experienced long-term homelessness. Project Cornerstone residents live in South Minneapolis, Fridley, Brooklyn Park, and Maplewood. The project is designed to assist residents in maintaining permanent housing and successfully coping with significant life challenges.
How to become a resident?
Clare Housing maintains several specific waiting lists for our three supportive housing programs. Submitting a formal application for each program is required, and we recommend that prospective residents work with their HIV case manager or social worker for assistance in filling out these applications.
The waiting list is open based on availability in each program. Prospective residents can contact Director of Programs Michele Boyer (612) 236-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about housing applications with Clare Housing.