At the heart of Solid Ground is the belief that housing stability is fundamental to the healthy development of children and to 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 nearly 400 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 serves 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 provides rental assistance and supportive services to families for twelve to eighteen months in suburban Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.
Launched in August 2016, HomeFront serves veterans and their families experiencing long-term homelessness. This permanent supportive housing program, in partnership with Sherman Associates, serves 10 households at a mixed-income development in Maplewood.
Homework Starts with Home
Launched in November 2018, Homework Starts with Home works with school districts to move students experiencing homelessness quickly out of housing instability and into stable housing within the same school district communities. This program is delivered in partnership with Lutheran Social Service, Ramsey County, Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center, and the four suburban Ramsey school districts and their Community Social Workers.