Hiawatha Bluffs Living (HBL) is a permanent supportive housing facility that offers 20, one bedroom, fully furnished apartments for adults with serious mental illness within the 10 county region of Southeastern Minnesota.  The building is designed for individuals that have been unable to retain stable housing due to mental health symptoms or behaviors. He or she has likely experienced one of the following in the last three years:

  • Been committed as a person mental illness (MI) or a person with mental illness and chemical dependency (MI/CD) twice or had a commitment extended
  • Been treated in an Intense Residential Treatment Service (IRTS) twice
  • Due to mental health symptoms or behaviors he or she has had repeated involvement with law enforcement
  • Been admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit at least twice
Hiawatha Bluffs

A trained mental health professional is at the facility 24/7 to monitor residents, ensure safety, provide necessary transportation and offer medication management.  Residents at Hiawatha Bluff Living are required to participate in Adult Mental Health Rehabilitative Services (ARMHS) and Adult Case Management offered on site. In addition, residents are encouraged to attend group sessions, which allows them to learn more about each other and form a community within Hiawatha Bluffs Living.

Funding for residents to stay at Hiawatha Bluffs Living is available however; residents are expected to pay a portion of their apartment rent.  Funding must be approved from a county financial responsibility (CFR) to receiving Housing Funding.

Hiawatha Bluffs Living Application


All apartments are single person dwellings

The demand for apartments at Hiawatha Bluffs Living is steady.  To check for availability, please reach out to a Hiawatha Bluffs Living Coordinator (507) 474-1433.

Yes, this is a requirement to living in the facility.  You will be assigned an Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services practitioner and case manager that is housed within the facility.

As long as you are engaged in the services provided and continue to meet the criteria of those services, you can stay as long as you would like.