The Families First Housing Pilot provides Saint Paul families a $300 monthly rent supplement and ongoing supportive services for three years, in partnership with the Saint Paul Public Schools.

The program is funded by the Housing Trust Fund, developed by Mayor Melvin Carter to produce, preserve, and protect housing affordability for Saint Paul residents. Additional funding is provided by the Family Housing Fund, McKnight Foundation, Pohlad Foundation, and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

Supportive services are provided by Community Stabilization Project, Saint Paul City School in partnership with Model Cities, Neighborhood House, Wilder Foundation and YWCA Saint Paul.

Eligibility

Eligible families:

  • Rent in Saint Paul;
  • Are not receiving other housing assistance (such as public housing or Section 8)
  • Have at least one Pre-K to 3rd-grade enrolled in a participating school:
    • Benjamin E. Mays IB World School
    • Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary
    • Jackson Elementary School
    • John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary
    • Maxfield Elementary School
    • Saint Paul City School
    • Saint Paul Music Academy
  • Spend at least 40% of household income on rent
  • Meet the following income limits (Annual household income is based on each household earner’s past 30 days of income; household size includes children and other non-earning members.)
    • 2 person household: $25,200
    • 3 person household: $28,350
    • 4 person household: $31,450
    • 5 person household: $34,000
    • 6 person household: $36,500
    • 7 person household: $40,120
    • 8 person household: $44,660

Application

To apply, contact one of your school representatives:

Benjamin E. Mays IB World School

Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary

Jackson Elementary School

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary

Maxfield Elementary School

Saint Paul City School

Saint Paul Music Academy

Last Edited: August 6, 2021