Host Homes

Host Homes serve adults who have intellectual or developmental disabilities who are seeking semi-independent living. At CIP we strive to ensure each individual’s care and support is person-centered by taking the time to identify each individuals and Host Home providers preferences. This allows us to ensure the individual is matched to a Host Home provider that would be a good fit for both parties.

Who can live in a Host Home?

Individuals may be ready to be more independent and more involved in their communities, but are not quite ready to live on their own. Individuals often enjoy a part-time job and other activities during the day, and have a desire to be involved in family and community events.  The type of care and support required will vary with each individual, CIP works directly with the individual and those who support them to ensure each preference is identified.

Who can be a Host Home Provider?

  • Providers must be at least 21 years old
  • Provide the hosted individual with their own bedroom and access to shared family spaces
  • Providers home must be licensed as an adult foster care home (CIP can help guide you through this process)
  • Providers can host 1-2 individuals within their home

Providers will receive monthly payment for opening their home to individuals. Host Home Providers are expected to include the individual in daily activities and encourage individuals to participate in community activities whenever possible. In many ways, the hosted individual becomes one of the family!

Would you like to learn more?

For information about Host Homes, contact of Host Home Information Line: 612-455-1235 or HostHomes@cipmn.org