Kids @ Home

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Kids @ Home is a 48-month rent assistance program. Families must fit the criteria to enter the program and maintain these criteria to continue to receive rental assistance under the program.

 Criteria for families

  • Must currently be housed in rental housing in Richfield (no shared housing)
  • Have a child or children in Richfield schools (K – 12)
  • Child or children need to be enrolled and attend a Richfield school
  • One parent (or adult in family) is employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week (paychecks stubs for 2 months of work needed to provided verification of this income)
  • Not receiving any other housing assistance
  • Annual income must fall at or below income guideline
  • Rental payments must be current or no more than one month’s total rent owed to landlord
  • Families must be willing to attend nine Parent Share meetings a year (Parent Share meetings are held Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield. Families must attend five of the Parent Share meetings by June 30 of each year and the remaining 4 must be completed by December 20 of each year)
  • Families must be willing to have one home visit a year with Parent Coach (meeting must take place prior to August 31 of each year.) Parent Coach is the facilitator of the Parent Share meetings
  • Family must be citizens, permanent residents or have proper immigration status

 

Income limits (effective April 14, 2017)

50 percent of area median income

Persons

Income limit

Persons

Income limit

2

$36,200

6

$52,450

3

$40,700

7

$56,050

4

$45,200

8

$59,700

5

$48,850

 

 

 

Occupancy standards – Family size determines the occupancy size (bedroom size for your family) and the bedroom size determines your rent assistance.

You may live in a unit that is larger than the occupancy size determined by Richfield HRA, rent assistance, in that case, will be determined by actual family size.

If your family lives in a unit smaller than the occupancy standard the assistance determined by Richfield HRA is the bedroom size of the unit.

 

Number of persons

 

Bedroom size

2 - 4

2

5 -7

3

8 - 9

4

 

Rent Assistance (effective 9/1/2017)

Families receive rent assistance based on their annual income. Each year rent assistance decreases, families responsibility will increase) 

Bedroom size

 Year 1

Year 2

  Year 3

Year 4

One

$475

$375

$325

$275

Two

$575

$475

$425

$325

Three

$675

$575

$450

$350

Four

$775

$675

$525

$400

  

Applications for the Kids @ Home Program will be available online starting January 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. until January 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

The entire application must be completed, dated and signed and return to Richfield HRA 6700 Portland Ave. S. Richfield, MN 55423 no later than January 26, 2018.

Applicants must provide a copy of their current lease and two months of pay stubs for every family member who works.  Pay stubs must be dated November 2017, December 2017 or January 2018.  They do not have to be consecutive pay dates.

Completed applications with the required attachments will be placed in our lottery drawing for the Kids @ Home Program.

If your name is selected at the lottery drawing you will be contacted by mail no later than February 12, 2018.  If your name is selected for the Kids @ Home Program it doesn’t mean you will automatically receive rental assistance, you will still need to provide proof that you fit all criteria for the Kids @ Home Program prior to acceptance into the program. Non-selected applications will be held for 90 days and then shredded.