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Moving Home Minnesota (MHM) is a federal demonstration project. The goal of MHM is to create opportunities for Minnesotans to move from institutions to their own homes in the community. MHM promotes the development and implementation of transition plans that reflect the preferences of those receiving services and the opportunity to receive services in the most integrated setting.

My worker Melissa was thorough, patient and encouraging. Thank you for taking me seriously and explaining everything that was happening in details.

- Amy

Moving Home Minnesota

Under the MHM program, we can help you find a place to live that’s safe and affordable—even if your rental history isn’t so great (many people don’t have great rental histories). We can help advocate on your behalf to potential landlords, initiate expungement process if you have background record concerns. Our goal is to find you a place where you can be happy for a long time. There are some limits, however. You’ll need to meet certain requirements, and the benefit lasts for only six months.


To be eligible for MHM services:

  • An individual must have resided in a qualified setting or institution for 90 or more days.
  • An Individual must also be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Chooses to move into the community
  • Chooses to receive services

Qualified Setting or institution

A qualified institution can be any of the following:

  • Hospital
  • Nursing facility
  • Intermediate care facility for people with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD)
  • Institution for mental disease (IMD) such as Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services facility in Willmar (CABHS)
  • Community behavioral health hospitals

Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS)

To ensure continuity of care, OCS Inc also provides after move support through CCSS.

These are short term support services that are geared towards:

  • Helping MHM  participant connect with and establish informal supports in the community
  • Ongoing support to maintain housing – tenancy support, including:
    • Dispute resolution with landlords and neighbors
    • Household management and budgeting
    • Help organizing schedules and appointments
  • Helping MHM participant with continue connection to community resources.

These services are available in addition to waiver services if a participant is waiver eligible.

An individual may be eligible for up $3000 for Essential furniture and household items. See Transitional Services page.


Get Help. Contact Us.

At Opportunity Community Services, Inc., we’re here to help. Get started by talking with an experienced social worker or case manager. Call us at 651.330.1559 or fill out the contact form, and we’ll get in touch with you.