Apply to Jeremiah

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

The determined women of Jeremiah Program work hard toward a future of self-reliance and economic independence. If you are interested in creating a better life for yourself and your child(ren) and you meet the program criteria, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, you must be:

  • Low-income single mother (based on area median income)
  • At least 18 years old
  • State resident for at least two years
  • High school graduate or GED certificate
  • Enrolled in post-secondary or accredited training program
  • Have dependent children under five years of age
  • Highly motivated

Program Benefits

  • Safe, affordable housing close to higher education opportunities
  • Supportive community of peers working towards self-reliance
  • Empowerment training and life skills education
  • Licensed, quality early childhood center on-site
  • Individual coaching to support you in setting and meeting goals
  • Access to professionals who can help you develop your skills and networks for employment
  • Access to mentors and tutors as needed
  • Volunteer childcare during Jeremiah Program activities

Expectations of Residents

  • Maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA and remain in good standing with educational institution
  • Participate in career development activities such as part-time employment or volunteering
  • Attend regular coaching sessions with Life Skills Coach
  • Participate in weekly Life Skills classes
  • Participate in Resident Council meetings and activities
  • Enroll eligible children in on-site Child Development Center
  • Agree to quarterly apartment inspections conducted by Family Services staff and Property Management
  • Adhere to Jeremiah Program Resident Handbook and lease agreement
  • Pay 30% of adjusted income for rent + utilities (except heat and hot water, which are included) and phone service.

Selection Process

Applications are reviewed as received. Families that meet the applicant criteria may be invited for an intake interview. After completion of the intake interview, candidates may be invited to participate in the pre-admissions process, which includes a 16-week empowerment training, pre-admissions coaching and documentation collection. Pre-admission participation is a requirement for acceptance to the program.

Upon successful participation in pre-admissions, an applicant may be invited to an admissions interview. The admissions decision is final. Actual admission for housing is based on unit availability/occupancy. Jeremiah Program reserves the right to close applications at anytime.

Approved Post-Secondary Institutions

Post-Secondary Education Programs/Institutions accredited through the Higher Learning Commission:

  • Alexandria Technical College
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Augsburg College
  • Bemidji State University
  • Bethany Lutheran College
  • Bethel University
  • Capella University
  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • College of Saint Scholastica
  • Concordia College
  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Crown College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Itasca Community College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Luther Seminary
  • Macalester College
  • Martin Luther College
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Mesabi Range College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • National American University
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Central University
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Northland Community and Technical College
  • Northwest Technical College
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Pine Technical College
  • Rainy River Community College
  • Rasmussen College
  • Ridgewater College
  • Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical College
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College
  • South Central College
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
  • St. Olaf College
  • United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Minnesota-Crookston
  • University of Minnesota-Morris
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Northwestern – St Paul
  • University of Saint Thomas
  • Vermilion Community College
  • Walden University
  • White Earth Tribal & Community College
  • Winona State University

Income Qualifications

Household SizeIncome Limits: Minneapolis CampusIncome Limits: St. Paul Campus
2$34,650 HOME / $25,750 MARIF$20,700
3$39,000 HOME / $25,750 MARIF$23,400
4$43,300 HOME / $25,750 MARIF$25,980
5$46,800 HOME / $28,440 MARIF$28,080

Apply Now

Begin the application process with the form below. This online application is free and will be submitted for consideration immediately. Alternatively, you may download the Application PDF and return it by mail.

Prerequisites

In order to be considered, you must hold a high school diploma or a GED.
In order to be considered, you must be accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational program accredited through The Higher Learning Commission (please refer to our List of Approved Post-Secondary Institutions).
In order to be considered, you must have been a resident in the state in which you are applying for a minimum of 2 years.
In order to be considered, you must be a single mother at least 18 years of age.
* In order to be considered, all children must be under the age of 5 years at the time of application.
Thank you for your interest in Jeremiah Program, but at this time we are only accepting applications which meet all of our criteria. If you have any questions or are in need of additional resources, feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 651-332-5017.

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