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Opening Doors Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund

Opening Doors provides households with a rental barrier the opportunity to access housing. The barrier could be poor credit or prior rental history, or a criminal conviction. The program also encourages landlords to lease units to households that may not meet all their rental criteria by providing coverage if there is excessive damage or lost revenue.

 Am I Eligible?

An Individual must:

- Be enrolled or eligible to enroll in Medicaid or Medicaid Expansion.

- Have an intellectual, developmental, physical, aging-related or behavioral health condition or be a youth exiting the foster care system.

- Have a housing barrier that would disqualify them under ordinary rental selection criteria (i.e. criminal record, rental history, or credit score deficiencies).

- Willing to actively participate in supportive services for the term of the coverage.

Agencies with a history of providing supportive services, coordination and/or case management services may apply to be a Participating Care Coordination Agency. Once approved, the agency may refer clients into the program.

Any landlord who is willing to rent to households with rental barriers can agree to be a Participating Landlord. Agreeing to participate is not binding, it is simply an indication that the landlord will consider renting to households who are working towards successful tenancy with assistance from a supportive service provider.

How Do I Apply?

Individuals seeking assistance must be referred by Participating Care Coordination Agency. Contact your case manager or service provider to learn if they are an approved provider.

Client Guide Application Process FAQs

Agencies that are able to provide the required Participating Care Coordination Agency services can complete and return a PCCA Application for Approval to the Opening Doors Program Administrator.

PCCA Guide FAQs

Landlords who are interested in participating should complete a Landlord Participation Agreement and return it to the Opening Doors Program Administrator. Forms will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Landlord Guide FAQs

Additional Resources

Policy and Procedures Manual
Program Template
Forms

Questions?

Contact the Planning and Housing Development Division at (701) 328-8080 or (800) 292-8621.