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Portrait of a young black woman at Booth Brown House

Foyer Housing Program

The Foyer housing program offers stable and affordable housing to young people age 16-24, with the support and resources necessary to make the transition to independence. Each tenant signs a lease and rents a furnished efficiency apartment (view photos) located at the Booth Brown House.

Watch this testimonial video from former program participants.

Housing Options

The Foyer program has 35 efficiency apartments – 10 transitional and 25 permanent supportive.

Equal Housing OpportunityTransitional housing is available to 16-21 year-olds and has:

  • No minimum income requirement
  • No disability or homelessness requirement

Permanent supportive housing is available to 18-24 year-olds and has varying eligibility requirements. Of the 25 permanent housing units, six are subsidized by the St. Paul Public Housing Authority as HUD housing and require verification of disability and chronic homelessness. Ten units are for young people with a stable income who demonstrate independence and can support a higher base rent. The remaining nine units are subject only to the 18-24 year-old age restriction, with no income, disability or homelessness requirements.

In addition, up to eight permanent supportive housing tenants may qualify for Group Residential Housing (GRH) funding to help pay for their housing expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for our housing programs, youth must be:

  • between the ages of 16 and 24
  • homeless or at-risk of homelessness
  • transitioning from a public system, such as foster care, residential treatment centers, homeless shelters, etc.
  • in need of extra support to transition to a safe and stable adulthood

For more information of questions about your eligibility, contact a case manager at 651-251-3502.

Rules & Expectations

The Foyer program maintains a set of rules to help tenants be successful and ensure they feel safe and secure.

Tenants can expect:

  • A safe, affordable and clean place to live
  • To feel supported by all staff in your efforts to make the transition to adulthood and independence
  • To feel heard and respected
  • Opportunities to be engaged at Foyer and in the community

What we expect from tenants:

  • Ability to responsibly maintain housing and care for basic needs with minimal supervision
  • Desire to participate in employment, education, job or skills training, volunteerism, and other productive activities
  • Willingness to participate in case management and work on mutually-established goals in the areas of self-improvement, personal growth and increased stability
  • Commitment to remain sober and a willingness to participate in support systems to achieve this goal

Guests will be presented with a detailed list of rules upon entry.

Openings & How to Apply

The Salvation Army Booth Brown House Foyer Program participates in a coordinated entry process, along with other programs, to better serve the homeless youth population. This means that youth that wish to stay here should first receive a referral from the coordinated entry system. Get started with a referral.

Support Staff

Tenants work with support staff to create an individualized case plan and accomplish goals in the areas of housing, employment, education, social connectedness, independent living skills, and mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Onsite support staff includes resident assistants, case managers, an administrator (landlord), a program director and an operations specialist.

Program Mission

We holistically link vulnerable or disadvantaged young people with housing, education, employment and their community through:

  • Living – providing a safe, stable and affordable environment
  • Learning – developing life skills and educational opportunities
  • Earning – providing links to employment opportunities and other sources of stable income