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Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)

Fillmore County (Semcac)

515 Washington St NW, Preston, MN, 55965-1192

(507) 765-2761


Service Details


The Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) helps low-income families with or without children, unaccompanied youth, and single adults who are homeless or are about to become homeless.

Resources and money help with:
* Preventing homelessness
* Getting back into housing right away
* Staying in housing

Assistance usually takes the form of short-term help with rent. It may also help with utility costs. Payments may help to prevent foreclosure or eviction.

Housing assistance and services may vary by region or agency. There are FHPAP programs in all Minnesota counties and six of the northern tribal nations including Red Lake, White Earth, Fond Du Lac, Bois Forte, Mille Lacs and Leech Lake.

Additional Information

This program is designed to decrease homelessness by providing one-time assistance with a rent or mortgage payment for households that need a short-term "bridge" until their financial situation is expected to stabilize.


  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Community Action Partnership 
  • Specialization
    • Homeless 


Recipients are households at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines and the household must be experiencing a housing crisis and a need for assistance.

Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

Participants must meet program and income guidelines and be able to financially sustain their housing payment after Semcac's assistance. Households interested in applying for the Family Homeless Prevention Program must have a verifiable crisis situation that may cause them to lose their housing. Participants also agree to follow-up visits.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Fillmore County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 765-2761
FAX (507) 765-2169

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