Public input wanted on homelessness assistance and supportive services priorities

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Planning & Community Development Department • Government Services Center

320 West Second Street, Suite 301 • Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 725-5000 • Toll Free in Minnesota: 1 (800) 450-9777 


Matthew E. Johnson





February 14, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Johnson

Director, Planning & Community Development Department



Public input wanted on homelessness assistance and supportive services priorities


The NE Minnesota HOME Consortium has been awarded special funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, and will be able to invest $1,736,159 in programs and projects assisting people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The HOME Consortium is now seeking public input through a survey to identify needs for types of housing and other supportive services.


The HOME Consortium encompasses Cook, Lake, Koochiching, Itasca, and St. Louis County (outside the City of Duluth). St. Louis County serves as the lead agency and fiscal agent to the NE Minnesota HOME Consortium.  


The HOME Consortium is looking for input from both citizens, community representatives, and non-profit agency representatives outside the City of Duluth. The City of Duluth receives separate HOME-ARP funding. HOME-ARP funding is targeted to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability. 


Public input regarding these needs and priorities will guide the HOME Consortium Advisory Committee as it reviews project applications and makes recommendations on the award of HOME-ARP funds. While the HOME Consortium is interested in all housing and supportive service needs, HOME-ARP funding is restricted on what types of projects may be funded.


A link to the survey is available on St. Louis County’s website: The deadline to complete the survey is February 28, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Anyone with questions or who would like to request a paper copy of the survey or provide public input can email or call 218-749-7103.