Housing Authority Programs
Low Rent Program and NAHASDA
This program is to provide families, with low incomes, affordable housing. It offers a wide variety of single-family homes (2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom), duplex and fourplex to qualified individuals on a month-to-month lease basis. These units are located in all four reservation districts.
ARRA Rental and Marif Rental
The programs are for low rent income families. The units are all single family rental units and located in the Ponemah district.
Federal Tax Credit
The program is for families who are at or below 50% of the area median incomes. The units are single family and duplex units and are located in all four districts.
Mutual Help, NAHASDA and Walking Shield
The intent of the programs are to provide families, with low incomes, an opportunity to own a home rather than rent a home. The Housing Authority shall continue to offer qualified individuals, a lease with an option to buy; any of the remaining single family homes in the mutual help inventory. as they become available. The units are all single family units and are located in all four districts.
Federal Tax Credit
To obtain a home under this program, the homebuyer must be low income and agreeable to a mandatory fifteen year lease-to-own status. The first fifteen years are considered rental. At the end of that fifteen year period, the tenants will be offered the opportunity to continue their month-to-month lease or buy out the balance of the mortgage on the home. The units are single family and are located in all four districts.
A one-time limited modernization assistance is offered to elders age 62 or older and handicapped individuals for medical needs documented by a physician or work necessary to keep the unit structurally sound. This work cannot exceed $8,000.00. This includes material, labor and insurance.
Beltrami County outside the Reservation Rental Assistance
This program is to assist low income families an opportunity to finding housing in the private sector. Assistance to be provided will be the first and last months’ rent and the security deposit. The maximum of assistance to be provided will be $2, 100.00.
Beltrami County outside the Reservation Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance
This program is to assist families who have an income of not greater than 80% of area median income with down payment and closing cost assistance. The amount of assistance varies from approximately $15,000.00 to $25,000.00.
FULL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS CAN BE REQUESTED FROM THE STAFF AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICE.
Housing Finance Corporation Programs
Home loans up to $120,000.00 at 5% interest for 30 years. Renovation loans up to $35,000.00 at 6% interest for 15 years.
Units which have had the title turned back to the corporation are offered as rental at a set rental rate. The units are single family and are located in all four districts. The units are available for purchase from the corporation.
FULL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMS CAN BE REQUESTED FROM THE STAFF AT THE CORPORATION OFFICE.
Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority
P.O. Box 219
Red Lake, MN 56671
Red Lake Housing Finance Corporation
Red Lake, MN 56671
Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SOS will open for the winter on 12/31/2018
Temporary, overnight emergency housing provided by area church organizations. Usually available during the winter months. Call Churches United for schedule of availability. SOS can accept up to 20 individuals. Guests must receive a background check and be approved for shelter use by one of the following organizations:
414 Lincoln Ave SE (Nymore), Bemidji, MN 56601
6603 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161
Village of Hope
525 Mississippi Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Bemidji Law Enforcement
The Sanford Housing Program recognizes that housing is a basic right, and that following a personal service plan will be easier when housing is established. The program focuses on giving participants the opportunity to learn skills including successfully managing a lease and how to maintain permanent housing.
Our Focus: Choice of housing, separation of housing from services, decent, safe, and affordable housing, housing integration, access to housing, flexible, voluntary, and recovery-focused services.
Possible referrals to: Individual, family or group therapy, supported employment, adult rehabilitative mental health services, peer support services, substance use disorder services, medical services, GED services, case management, and medication management.
Services offered at Oshkiimaajitahdah:
-Career Development Services which includes job readiness and Driver’s Education
-Financial Skills for Families
-Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
-477 Program: Scholarship Assistance, Tribal GA, and Summer Youth Work Program
-Certified Nursing Assistance Classes
-Childcare Assistance under both RLN TANF and Tribal Programs
-Emergency Assistance for Families
-Supportive Services for families to gain employment
-Incentives awarded upon completion of various activities
520 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Housing Matters connects and supports clients in the following areas:
Landlord and Tenancy Supports
In Home Case Management
Independent Living Skills
Assistance in understanding benefits
And many other services
Serving the Bemidji, MN area’s seniors, Touch of Home offers quality senior and assisted living services. Our mission: enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity. Assisted living facilities offer help with ADLs such as eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications. Many facilities also have centers for medical care. We have a nurse on-call at all times.
The Garden Place is an assisted living facility in Bagley, MN. The Garden Place offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples’ lives and The Garden Place offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so The Garden Place provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and The Garden Place can help with that task. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.
The Red Lake Comprehensive Health provides the management, leadership and direction needed to provide quality health services to the Red Lake people. Our main goal is to elevate the health and health care of our Red Lake Tribal members and their descendants to the highest possible level.
Emergency Medical Services
Two Ambulance Services, one in Red Lake and one in Ponemah provide prompt emergency medical care for sudden injury or acute illness and immediate transportation to a medical facility where further care can be rendered to eliminate severe complications from untreated trauma, twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.
The Ambulance Service are licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Basic Life Support Service.
The Ambulance staff are required to be certified State Emergency Medical Technicians in order to maintain our Basic Life Support (BLS) License. The majority of our Emergency Medical Technicians are Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians.
The Emergency Medical Technicians provide in-services and training to tribal members that want to learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid and Emergency Medical Technician skills. We are licensed by the State of Minnesota as an official training program for Emergency Medical Technicians, CPR & First Aid.
Red Lake Ambulance 679-3327
Ponemah Ambulance 554-7347
or dial 911
Medical Transportation Services
Medical Transportation is provided for the people to the Red Lake Hospital, Ponemah Clinic and medical facilities off the reservation.
Patients are transported to Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Fargo, Grand Forks, North Dakota and other towns as directed by the Medical Staff. Medical transportation is provided to the Red Lake Hospital, Ponemah Clinic and to the Bemidji Hospital and Clinics on a daily basis.
Red Lake Medical Transportation 679-3327
Ponemah Medical Transportation 554-7347
Elderly Transportation Services
Noon Meals are delivered to home bound elderly and handicapped residents in Ponemah Monday through Friday.
Community Health Nursing Services
Community Health Nursing Services provides health services to meet the assessed health needs of individuals and families in our four communities. Services are provided in hospital, clinic, home, school and community settings.
Community Health Nursing Services are provided within the context of total health care, including physical, social, psychosocial, environmental developmental, parenting education, nutritional economics and functional health. Nursing is provided at three levels of prevention: The primary prevention level focuses on health promotion and prevention against diseases, the secondary prevention level focuses on early diagnosis and prompt intervention in the disease process, and the third prevention level focuses on the use of rehabilitation activities to prevent further complications and to restore as much as possible optimal functioning. Language, communications and cultural considerations that influence care are considered. Individuals, families, and communities are encouraged to be active participants in determining their needs and reaching health outcome goals.
Major services Community Health Nursing provides are Public Health Nursing Services, Home-based Patient Care Services, High Risk Adult Supervision, Maternal Child Health Services, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. Discharge Planning and Home Health Care Services.
Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services 679-3316
Little Rock Health Station 679-3717
Redby Health Station 679-3391
Ponemah Health Station 554-7384
Ponemah Health Services
The Ponemah Health Staff provide direct quality health care to the Ponemah residents in the Ponemah Clinic & the community. The health services include Maternal and Child Care Services, Chronic Illness Care, Acute Minor and Common Illness Care, Health Education/Disease Prevention and daily clinics.
The Ponemah Nurse Practitioner and her assistant provide Women’s Health Care Clinic once a week at the Red Lake Hospital.
The Physicians provide medical services to all eligible recipients in accordance with the standards and protocols of the Red Lake Hospital.
The Emergency Room Physicians provide emergency and urgent care services 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to all eligible recipients in accordance with the standards and procedures of the Red Lake Hospital.
The Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services provides one Pharmacist and one pharmacy technician to assist with prescriptions at the Red Lake Hospital.
Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
Physical and Occupational Therapy serve a variety of disease and disabilities occurring in all ages. The Physical Therapist provides services for neurological disorders, arthritic conditions, persons with fractures, strokes, burns and numerous physiological and musculoskeletal conditions.
Hospital Support Staff Services
The Comprehensive Health Services supplementes the Indian Health Service with needed personnel in order to maintain the highest possible continuity of medical care for our people. The hospital support staff provides direct patient health care services in all clinics, inpatient, dental, behavioral health, optometry and outpatient department of the Red Lake Hospital.
Dietary Services provide nutrition and dietetic services to individual patients, families and communities through a variety of methods including meal service, counseling, education, community services, and in-service consultation in the hospital.
Nutrition services provides and promotes sound nutritional practices for individuals, families and groups in the Red Lake Hospital and Health Care Facility, Ponemah Health Center, Elderly Nutrition sites, Maternal Child Day Care Center and the Headstart Programs; preventing potential health problems; and providing clinical nutritional and diabetic services for patients with existing medical problems.
Nutritional Services integrated with medical and interdisciplinary support services in outpatient clinics, health centers, community health clinics, school clinics and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps families eat well and stay healthy. The WIC program provides nutrition education, healthy foods and health services. WIC does nutrition assessments, and provides one-on-one counseling about food, nutrition, and breastfeeding to help you feed your family in a healthy way. WIC gives you vouchers to buy healthy foods. WIC helps you with referrals to other health and social services. To qualify for WIC you need to have a nutritional and/or medical need, and meet WIC income guidelines.
Red Lake WIC 679-3134
Environmental Health Services
The Sanitarian assists all communities in improving the public health. Environmental Health Services identifies and helps correct environmental conditions that are detrimental to the people’s health status. Security Services
Security services are provided for patients, staff and property at the Red Lake Hospital and Health Care Facility and the Extended Care Center. Security services work cooperatively with the local law enforcement agency for added safety.
Mental Health/Social Services
The Comprehensive Health Services provides two Independent Licensed Social Workers, Social Workers and School Wellness Counselors to assist individuals, patients, families in the schools and community promoting positive behavior, health promotion and disease prevention through direct assistance, counseling and coordination between home, school, and community and health facility.
The staff provide outreach services and function as a community resource in dealing with maladaptive behavior, and provide intervention in seeking out and eradicating conditions that caused or contributed to mental disorders.
The School Wellness Counselors provide counseling in the schools and communities.
The staff work with individuals who are having thoughts of hurting themselves, are having suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior and behavioral emergencies.
Maternal Child Day Care Services
The Day Care staff provide services to eligible Indian children in need of a controlled quality health care environment that provides a safe place for emotional security and social development, where personal hygiene skills, proper eating habits and nutrition are taught.
The Adult Dental Program
Comprehensive Health Provides $25,000 a year to purchase dentures and partials for tribal members and their descendants at the Red Lake Hospital only.
Optometry provides comprehensive optometric services including vision assessment, eye evaluation, retinal assessment, frame adjustment and repair, eye injury treatment, eye disease treatment, and contact lens fitting.
Special Diabetes Program for Indians – SDPI
The Red Lake Diabetes Program provides excellent care and education to all patients with diabetes, prediabetes, and those at risk for diabetes. Patients are seen as outpatients, inpatients and in the community. We provide one on one diabetes education, nutrition education, physical activity information, community diabetes screenings, youth wellness summer camps, diabetic socks and testing supplies given, current information on diabetes is provided to patients and diabetes related information is submitted to the Tribal Newsletter on a quarterly basis.
Red Lake Pre-Diabetes Program
Balancing our lifestyle is a diabetes prevention program based on developing healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity for American Indian adults age 18 and over with prediabetes.
Ship Program (Statewide Health Improvement Program)
Provides healthy lifestyle services to promote physical activity, reduce obesity and deter smoking and tobacco use in our youth.
Nursing Home Services
Nursing Home Services are provided at the Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center which is attached to the Red Lake Hospital and Health Care Facility. We have 47 beds available to serve our elders and handicapped individuals. All residents served are federally recognized Indians or descendants of federally recognized tribes.
The Red Lake Homeless Shelter provides emergency shelter to families and single adults over the age of 18 inside the homeless shelter providing beds, meals, showers and transit transportation with case management to look for housing and other resources residents may be eligible to receive.
We have different grants with the state of Minnesota that allow us to provide rental subsidies where we pay up to 70% of a clients rent. We have 14 rental subsidies with the Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency (MHFA) and these subsidies can last up to five years. We have 5 with the Transitional Housing Program (THP) and these subsidies can last up to two years.
We have a Long Term Homelessness (LTH) grant that helps clients who qualify get housed with a security or utility deposit. This grant would also help with birth certificates, drivers license or background check fee only to secure housing. We also have a Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) grant where we could help with back rent and security deposits to prevent client’s from homelessness. We also can pay for a first or last month’s rent, security deposit if they are already homeless to get them housed. This grant has very little funding so we don’t use it as often. We have a Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) grant that helps veterans and their families with various needs.
The eligibility criteria is that a person must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe and also be 18 years of age for all services except the Student Work Orientation service, which is 16 years of age or older.
We have a HUD Section 811 program that we call the Red Lake Supportive Housing 1rental program. This housing includes 14 units built in 7 duplexes, some of which are located in each of the four communities on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. All units will be restricted to disabled households. A disabled household means a household composed of one or more persons, at least one of whom is an adult (18 years or older) who has a significant disability. For purposes of this housing, eligible disabilities include those that are physical, mental health, or developmental in nature.
The Red Lake Nation Head Start serves 160 children on the reservation. We have two sites. One is located in the Early Childhood Center and one is located in Ponemah.
Our Mission is:
To demonstrate a commitment to young children and their families to assure they have resources and opportunities to succeed.
This is accomplished in a positive learning environment in which they can be creative as well as develop a sense of cultural identity. Our staff will promote the development of academic, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Red Lake Elementary School (RLES) and the Early Childhood Center (ECC) is an indescribably amazing and important place! Within these two buildings, over 700 precious young lives spend a good portion of their day! With that in mind, it is very, very important that your child loves school! Truly, there is very little that is more essential than for a young person to have a rich and enjoyable school experience.
Community Education Youth Leadership
The Leadership portion of Community Education gives students the opportunity to develop skills which will apply to life skills. This includes time management, cooperation in groups, volunteering for projects which enhance the reservation community, job skills and a connection to education through good school attendance.
Students are recruited to assist with the projects that Comedu offers such as the Teen Health Fair, Comprehensive Health Fair, sports events, educational camps, field trips, concessions at the Red Lake High School and collaborative efforts with other programs.
The theory of Best Practice in the educational system means that students are able to learn and enrich their horizons by hands on learning. Along with hands on learning we recognize that Native youth have certain learning styles. As each student has a learning style which may be different, acknowledging and honoring the child and youth enriches their perspective of the educational system. Collaborations with Targeted Services, Home School Liaisons, Comprehensive Health,Chemical Health, Indian Health Services,Oshkiimaajitadah and other programs gives Community Education the ability to provide services to students.
Enrichment projects are also Cultural based, Native American, primarily Ojibwe. There have been several films made by students along with drum making, beading, craft designs. Youth have been encouraged in projects such as Targeted
Service to increase knowledge through hands on learning.
Kloster Park is a summer baseball/softball program based in Clearbrook, Mn. Both boys and girls 9-13 years of age are eligible to attend. This give students one day per week for eight weeks to meet other youth from the surrounding area. There is
a World Series at Clearbrook which brings together families and numerous communities.
Students who have participated at Kloster Park are eligible to become coaches and/or umpires when they turn fifteen. This is a great opportunity for youth to use this coaching time on their resumes.
Teen Health Fair
Each year on the first Friday of November, Community Education along with numbers of partnerships/collaborators hold a Teen Health Fair at the Red Lake High School.
The Teen Health Fair, an annual event hosts a Holistic approach
to student’s cultural background. There is a host drum which is in the middle of the gym and a variety of disciplines.
Indian Health Services, Comprehensive Health Services, Evergreen House, Chemical Health, Early Childhood Family Education, Red Lake Tribal College, massage therapy, biofeedback, herbal therapy, aroma therapy, diabetes information and numbers of other booths are available as resources and education for students.
Parents As Teachers
Community Education is a partner with the Parents As Teachers program. Parents As Teachers is a curriculum that gives parents the opportunity to learn about being their children’s first teachers. The classes are geared for Early Childhood but can be used for children of any age.
Classes are offered at the Early Childhood center at Red Lake and at Oshkimaajiitahdaa.
Community Education has hosted numbers of workshops with themes on Parent Education, Prevention of birth defects, prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome, Parents As Teachers and other related topics. It is the intention of the Red Lake School district to provide educational outreach for the families and reservation community.
55 and over Insurance classes
It is our intention to hold the 55+ classes each year. There are the regular classes and the renewal classes. We have not been able to secure an instructor this past year but are working to continue this service.
Crafts classes are held in Ponemah at the Boy’s and Girl’s club. The classes are for adults but the environment at the club helps so that participants can bring children who can then have their own activities. Classes will be blanket making, pillow making and other crafts. Christmas there is cookie making and an assortment of fun give away presents. LIVIT
Community Education is a partner with the Department of Indian Works, Minneapolis which has provided us with a curriculum to teach Sexual Health. Workshops are offered in the Red Lake High School and Oshiimaajitahdaa.
Summer activities for youth are planned with a number of partners which also include Red Lake Law Enforcement. It is the intent of the district to assist in planning a continuum for a variety of activities during the summer.
Community Education Advisory Board
The Community Education Advisory Board has four meetings per year. The board is a volunteer group and discusses what resources are available for the reservation community.
Residential primary inpatient treatment for alcohol and drugs with counseling: group, individual family and spiritual. Transportation, education, and employment assistance, recreational and occupational therapy. Eligibility Requirements:16 years of age or older male or female. Court ordered or self-referral or as part of a continuing treatment.
Minnesota Heritage House is focused on “Making Life A Little Bit Better” for the elderly while honoring their dignity and well being through compassionate and individualized care. We encourage each resident to participate in life’s daily routines to the best of their abilities while living in comfortable surroundings to make them feel right at home
Family members are considered a vital part of the cargiving team at Heritage House. They are always welcome and encouraged to visit and also to take loved ones on outings. Their input assists the staff on meeting the needs of the whole person.
When looking for a community to meet a wide variety of needs, Minnesota Heritage House will be glad to assist you. Please look at our three individual communities and contact us with any questions you may have.
Homefront Assisted Living is an assisted living facility in Bemidji, MN. Homefront Assisted Living offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples’ lives and Homefront Assisted Living offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Homefront Assisted Living provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and Homefront Assisted Living can help with that task. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.
Havenwood….where residents are cared for without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin. The Home is licensed by the State of Minnesota, certified for Medicare and Medicaid, and complies with all standards mandated by regulating agencies.
Havenwood Care Center (formerly Beltrami County Nursing Home) has a long history of caring for the elderly. Originally, long-term care services were provided at the Lake Julia farm, 15 miles north of Bemidji. From 1917 until 1968, that facility was one of the few in the region dedicated to the ill and aged who required long-term care. In 1968, the old home was retired and a new 85 bed facility opened at our current location. In 1974, a 48 bed addition extended capacity to 133 beds. We currently utilize 90 beds.
Although the site has changed, the same dedication and spirit of love and understanding exists. We continue our pledge to maintain the highest possible standards of nursing care and to provide social, recreational, intellectual, spiritual, physical and re-motivational activities specifically designed to meet individual needs.
Havenwood is a place where the joys, frustrations, and excitement of living are shared by residents and staff.
When caring for yourself or your loved one becomes too difficult, living alone is no longer appealing, mowing your own lawn, or making your own meals is too trying, contact us at GoldPine Home for a tour and personalized needs assessment.
As a state-certified assisted-living facility, we specialize in providing short-term and long-term care for community seniors who cannot or no longer want to live alone.
Philosophy of GoldPine Home
GoldPine Home believes that quality healthcare is a basic right. We believe in providing an environment that focuses on resident choice and independence while maintaining safety and family involvement. We see staff, residents, their families, and ourselves as a unique diverse family. As with all families communication is key to a valuable united experience, so another focus is maintaining open lines of communication. That said we strive to make necessary services available in a comprehensive, coordinated manner. We will fulfill needs with our current staffing or contact other community services as needed. To summarize, our total focus is on meeting the needs of our elders through compassionate and individualized care.
So, when you are looking for a 24-hour assisted-living facility, there is one company you can trust, GoldPine Home. With our preplanned activities we guarantee you will have the time of your life.
24 hour on-site licensed staff
24 hours/day RN on call
Cornerstone is the premier assisted living, nursing & rehab and extended care community dedicated to providing top notch health care to all of our residents.
Our goal is to provide a healthy, rich and enjoyable day to day lifestyle that our residents can not only trust in but depend on. That the Cornerstone commitment to care.
Cornerstone Residence in Fosston, Bagley and Kelliher offers an Assisted Living Community offering private one and two bedroom apartments and suites with highly trained staff available 24 hours a day.
Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Bagley is a Medicare, Medicaid Certified skilled nursing facility provides dependable, high quality care to all of our residents.
Cornerstone Residence Extended Care in Fosston is an Assisted Living Community, providing a higher level of assisted living services.