Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family Services

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)

Short-term help for low-income families, youth and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless


The Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) helps low-income families with or without children, unaccompanied youth and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless.

Resources and money help with:

  • Preventing homelessness
  • Getting back into housing right away
  • Staying in housing

Assistance usually takes the form of short-term help with rent. It may also help with utility costs. Payments may help to prevent foreclosure or eviction.

Additional Information

Rochester Living Independently with Knowledge (LINK) Program - LINK is a program that offers a safe and supportive environment for teens and young adults.


  • Food, Clothing
  • Case management services
  • Life-skills groups
  • Peer support groups
  • Transitional housing program for those who are eligible
  • Retreats and recreational outings


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources
  • Specialization
    • Homeless
    • People with low income


Recipients are households at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines and the household must be experiencing a housing crisis and a need for assistance.

Housing assistance and services may vary by region or agency. There are FHPAP programs in all Minnesota counties and six of the northern tribal nations including Red Lake, White Earth, Fond Du Lac, Bois Forte, Mille Lacs and Leech Lake.

Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: At-risk and homeless families, singles and youth


716 E St NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401

Area Served

Crow Wing County

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 612-431-2131
  • Main: 218-828-4383
  • Toll Free: 888-828-4383
  • Toll Free - Sexually Exploited Youth Hotline: 866-824-3770



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