The Group Residential Housing (GRH) program is a state funded program that provides an income supplement to approximately 20,000 recipients each month to pay for rent and food. All of those supported by the program are at risk of institutional placement or homelessness. The amount of a GRH payment is based on a federal and state standard of what an individual would need, at a minimum, to live in the community. In some cases, GRH may pay a supplemental amount to the basic rate. The following provides information on the three GRH rates and how they are identified in the Minnesota Department of Human Services payment and information systems. Read more about Group Residential Housing payment rates.
Disabled people who are 60 or older, and who are unable to buy and prepare food separately, have the option of certification with the unit they would ordinarily be in, or forming a separate unit with their spouse. For income thresholds for people remaining in the non-elderly/disabled unit, see GIT for Separate Elderly Disabled Units in the Combined Manual.