Bridges Rental Assistance Program

What is the Bridges Rental Assistance Program?

The Bridges Rental Assistance Program provides housing assistance for people with very low incomes and a serious mental illness while they wait for a Housing Choice Voucher or another rental subsidy.

Participants on the program pay rent based on their income and the program pays a rental assistance payment directly to the landlord for the remaining balance of the monthly rent.

Participants leave the Bridges Program as soon as they are able to receive a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.

What is the eligibility criteria for the Bridges Program?

  • The head of household or other household member must be 18 years of age or over and have a diagnosed serious mental illness as defined in the Comprehensive Mental Health Act
  • The applicant must be eligible to receive a Housing Choice Voucher subsidy or become eligible to receive a Housing Choice Voucher based on successful participation in the Bridges Program
  • The gross income of the household, at the time of initial eligibility, must be at or below 50 percent of the area median income for the household size


Where can I use a Bridges Certificate issued by the HRA of Mora?

The HRA of Mora administers the Bridges Rental Assistance Program for Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties.

How do I apply?

Contact the HRA of Mora to request an application or Click Here to download.

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