21 Nov Housing
All housing services are directed toward safe, affordable independent living in the community. Services are offered both at Vail Place and at the individual’s home, and all services are coordinated with community agencies and relevant individuals.
Vail Place does not “place” individuals in housing. Instead, we provide individuals with the resources and the support to find housing that suits their needs. Staff work with individuals to develop an individualized goal plan. The plan addresses areas of skill building and support systems required to succeed in independent community living.
Once in independent housing, individuals are strongly encouraged to meet with staff at least once per month in their home. Vail Place believes that regular in home visits are essential to providing effective housing services.
Louisiana Court Long-Term Homeless Housing
Vail Place has eighteen units of affordable housing in St. Louis Park for Long Term Homeless individuals who have a serious and persistent mental illness or serious mental illness. Tenants pay 30% of their income and are responsible for electric, phone, and cable.
Vail in the Park
Vail Place owns a seven-unit apartment building in St. Louis Park. Vail in the Park is permanent subsidized housing. Tenants pay 30% of their income toward rent.
Fees and Payments
There are no fees to receive housing services. However, you will need to pay for your own application fees, security deposits and rent. Staff will assist you in accessing financial resources, however, these resources may not always be available or you may not qualify for them.
Vail Place provides housing services such as:
- Housing search assistance
- Referrals to housing resources
- Ongoing in-home support
- Assistance in accessing resources for application fees and security deposits
- Assistance in accessing resources for moving expenses
- Assistance in accessing furniture resources
- Basic skills education
- Assistance with accessing and managing rental subsidies
- Tenant / Landlord Rights and Responsibilities information
Vail Place housing staff also offer
- Benefits assistance
- Budgeting assistance
- Supportive problem solving
- Coordination of services
- Individualized goal planning