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HF 3318

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/14/2020 02:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to human services; expanding the Metro Demo housing support program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256I.04, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256I.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Moratorium on development of housing support beds.

(a) Agencies shall
not enter into agreements for new housing support beds with total rates in excess of the
MSA equivalent rate except:

(1) for establishments licensed under chapter 245D provided the facility is needed to
meet the census reduction targets for persons with developmental disabilities at regional
treatment centers;

(2) up to 80 beds in a single, specialized facility located in Hennepin County that will
provide housing for chronic inebriates who are repetitive users of detoxification centers and
are refused placement in emergency shelters because of their state of intoxication, and
planning for the specialized facility must have been initiated before July 1, 1991, in
anticipation of receiving a grant from the Housing Finance Agency under section 462A.05,
subdivision 20a
, paragraph (b);

(3) notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 2a, for up to deleted text begin226deleted text endnew text begin 650new text end supportive
housing units in Anoka, new text beginCarver, new text endDakota, Hennepin, deleted text beginordeleted text end Ramseynew text begin, Scott, or Washingtonnew text end County
for homeless adults with a mental illness, a history of substance abuse, or human
immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. new text beginOf the 650 units, 46
units are for a provider located in Scott County providing site-based permanent supportive
housing for families and 100 units are for a provider located in Hennepin County providing
site-based permanent supportive housing for families. The 146 site-based permanent
supportive housing units must be developed by December 31, 2026, or the undeveloped
units may be claimed by other providers who meet the requirements of this clause.
new text endFor
purposes of this section, "homeless adult" means a person who is living on the street or in
a shelter deleted text beginor discharged from a regional treatment center, community hospital, or residential
treatment program and
deleted text endnew text begin,new text end has no appropriate housing availablenew text begin,new text end and lacks the resources and
support necessary to access appropriate housing. deleted text beginAt least 70 percent of the supportive
housing units must serve homeless adults with mental illness, substance abuse problems,
or human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who are about
to be or, within the previous six months, have been discharged from a regional treatment
center, or a state-contracted psychiatric bed in a community hospital, or a residential mental
health or chemical dependency treatment program.
deleted text end If a person meets the requirements of
subdivision 1, paragraph (a)new text begin or (b)new text end, and receives a federal or state housing subsidy, the
housing support rate for that person is limited to the supplementary rate under section
256I.05, subdivision 1adeleted text begin, and is determined by subtracting the amount of the person's
countable income that exceeds the MSA equivalent rate from the housing support
supplementary service rate
deleted text end. A resident in a demonstration project site who no longer
participates in the demonstration program shall retain eligibility for a housing support
payment in an amount determined under section 256I.06, subdivision 8, using the MSA
equivalent ratedeleted text begin. Service funding under section 256I.05, subdivision 1a, will end June 30,
1997, if federal matching funds are available and the services can be provided through a
managed care entity. If federal matching funds are not available, then service funding will
continue under section 256I.05, subdivision 1a
deleted text end;

(4) for an additional two beds, resulting in a total of 32 beds, for a facility located in
Hennepin County providing services for recovering and chemically dependent men that has
had a housing support contract with the county and has been licensed as a board and lodge
facility with special services since 1980;

(5) for a housing support provider located in the city of St. Cloud, or a county contiguous
to the city of St. Cloud, that operates a 40-bed facility, that received financing through the
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Ending Long-Term Homelessness Initiative and serves
chemically dependent clientele, providing 24-hour-a-day supervision;

(6) for a new 65-bed facility in Crow Wing County that will serve chemically dependent
persons, operated by a housing support provider that currently operates a 304-bed facility
in Minneapolis, and a 44-bed facility in Duluth;

(7) for a housing support provider that operates two ten-bed facilities, one located in
Hennepin County and one located in Ramsey County, that provide community support and
24-hour-a-day supervision to serve the mental health needs of individuals who have
chronically lived unsheltered; and

(8) for a facility authorized for recipients of housing support in Hennepin County with
a capacity of up to 48 beds that has been licensed since 1978 as a board and lodging facility
and that until August 1, 2007, operated as a licensed chemical dependency treatment program.

(b) An agency may enter into a housing support agreement for beds with rates in excess
of the MSA equivalent rate in addition to those currently covered under a housing support
agreement if the additional beds are only a replacement of beds with rates in excess of the
MSA equivalent rate which have been made available due to closure of a setting, a change
of licensure or certification which removes the beds from housing support payment, or as
a result of the downsizing of a setting authorized for recipients of housing support. The
transfer of available beds from one agency to another can only occur by the agreement of
both agencies.