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Transitional Living Project

Transitional Living Project

Support for youth ready to rent an affordable apartment in the community

The Transitional Living Project (TLP) is a supportive program for youth ages 18-24 who are ready to start living in their own apartment in the community.

Participants in the TLP program work with a case manager on goal setting, budgeting, and independent living skills before moving into an apartment to ensure that their transition to independence will be successful. After the participant has prepared their goals, they work with their case manager to find an apartment in the community that fits their needs.

LSS can assist with the damage deposit, as well as the first and last month’s rent. LSS may also subsidize a small portion of the rent for a period of up to a year, depending on the need. After signing a lease and moving into an apartment, youth meet with their case manager regularly to address challenges and to identify resources in the community that can support them in achieving their goals. Youth also participate in regular life skills groups in order to build their skill base and to make connections.

To participate in the TLP program youth must be 18-24 years of age, at risk of or experiencing homelessness, willing to live in Ramsey County, and have income sufficient to live in market rate housing. The program also has special eligibility for youth who were in foster care or out-of-home placement for 30 days or more after their fourteenth birthday.

Placements in the TLP program are facilitated through Ramsey County Coordinated Entry. Please call our office for more information:  651.644.7739.

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