At the heart of Solid Ground is the belief that housing stability is fundamental to the healthy development of children and to a a family’s ability to be contributing members of the community. Solid Ground helps homeless families achieve and maintain housing stability, and to secure permanent housing when they leave our program. Our programs provide housing for homeless families and serve 300 individuals each year in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties.
East Metro Place
East Metro Place provides 20 units of transitional housing in White Bear Lake, MN near Century College. Families can stay for up to two years and receive income-based rental assistance. In addition to housing, families living at East Metro Place participate in a range of supportive programs to help them build the strong foundations they need for a better future.
East Metro Place II
East Metro Place II was added to the White Bear Lake campus in 2005 and provides 14 units of permanent supportive housing. Like in the transitional program, families participate in intensive supportive services and receive income-based rental assistance. Seven units are designated for homeless families with disabilities, and seven units serve families with histories of long-term homelessness. Families living at East Metro Place II can stay as long as they need.
Home Again is Solid Ground’s housing program for families experiencing homelessness in Washington County, MN. Solid Ground provides families with rental assistance and supportive services for six to twelve months while families work to increase their income.
HomeSafe is a partnership between Solid Ground and local emergency shelters helping families move quickly from shelter to housing stability. HomeSafe provides rental assistance and supportive services to families for up to two years in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.
Opening on August 1st, 2016, HomeFront is Solid Ground’s newest program serving long-term homeless veterans and their families. This permanent supportive housing program, in partnership in Sherman Associates, serves 10 households at a new mixed-income development in Maplewood.