Group Residential Housing (GRH) Services
updated April 21, 2017

If you get Group Residential Housing (GRH) benefits that help pay for your room and board in an approved location, you may also qualify to have GRH help you pay for services you may need.

You may qualify if you:

Services GRH May Pay For

If GRH pays for services, your housing location must be willing to provide you with certain services that you need and request. These include help with:

  • Transportation
  • Arranging meetings and appointments
  • Arranging medical and social services
  • Medication reminders, and
  • Up to 24-hour supervision.

These are just examples of the most common types of services a GRH housing location may help you with. Your housing may offer other services. GRH will usually pay a maximum of $482.84 per month for services.

Note: Most people who get GRH benefits that pay for their room and board have their services paid for by MA or MA-Waiver programs, not by GRH.

Application

You can apply for GRH online using ApplyMN. You can also fill out the Combined Application Form and turn it in to your county human services agency.

When you fill out your application, note that you are requesting GRH and put down the name, address, and telephone number of the location where you plan to live. If you do not mention that you are applying for GRH, the county may not check if you are eligible. Both ApplyMN and the Combined Application Form have locations where you can add this kind of information. You do not need to apply separately for GRH services — the county will check and see whether the housing location offers services and if you qualify.

After you submit your application, you should be contacted shortly by the county to set up an interview if they think you might qualify for GRH.

Note: If GRH currently helps pay for your room and board, but does not help pay for services you need, contact your local county human services agency to see if you can get help paying for services.

Get Help

To learn more about getting services paid for by GRH, contact:

  • Your local county human services agency
  • The Disability Linkage Line® (DLL) at 1-866-333-2466
  • The Senior LinkAge Line® (SLL) at 1-800-333-2433