Bemidji’s Housing Matters to Be Recognized by Minnesota DHS for Outstanding Efforts
Bemidji’s Housing Matters will be receiving a Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the organization’s outstanding work in addressing the community’s housing crisis.
Housing Matters seeks to enable a stable living environment for every disabled person experiencing long-term homelessness, and to let them live in the community of their choice, whether on their own or with family. According to the DHS release, the group developed a community-site supportive housing model, which led to more supportive housing initiatives.
The DHS has offered the Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award since 2012 to honor significant efforts in human services. The award is given to human service organizations who help to address and combat critical needs in any given Minnesota community.
An official award presentation will be held in Bemidji on Tuesday, September 27th. Housing Matters will be the first of seven human service organizations to receive the award this year.