Families First Housing Pilot

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. Eligible families are those with incomes at or below 30% AMI, who pay 40% or more of their income for rent, are not receiving another housing subsidy, and have at least one Pre-K to 3rd-grade student enrolled in a participating school.

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.


Applications are available on a referral basis only. If you are interested in participating, contact your school for more information:

Benjamin E. Mays IB World School
Anne McInerney
(651) 744-2565

Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary
Cindy Torguson
(651) 293-8615

Jackson Elementary School
Anne McInerney
(651) 744-2565

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary
J.T. Harney
(651) 744-1647

Maxfield Elementary School
Anne McInerney
(651) 744-2565

Saint Paul City School
Ka Vang
(651) 925-3079

Saint Paul Music Academy
Craig Sweet
(651) 744-2238