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Housing Services

Our Housing Services provide support to individuals who do not have housing. To serve those in our community experiencing homelessness we have multiple programs below that are dedicated to serving specific needs so we can achieve our mission in Duluth, MN.

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Permanent Supportive Housing

We have two buildings that are devoted to longer-term housing for individuals transitioning from homelessness. 

The Steve O'Neil Apartments and the St. Francis Apartments are devoted to giving folks the comforts of being in their own space and working toward finding permanent housing. In these spaces, they have access to our huge support line to get them back to where they want to be.

We take so much pride in these programs! From getting their own apartment for the first time to recovering from addiction and reuniting with their families; these programs make a huge impact on folk's lives.

The Steve O'Neil Apartments, with 44 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, opened in December of 2014. In conjunction with other local agencies, Chum has been able to help families get back on their feet and begin to thrive again!

The building is owned, operated, and managed by Center City Housing, and Chum provides permanent supportive housing services to those living there. 


Our early childhood program at the Steve O'Neil Apartments is one of the best there is! For multiple years now, we have received a 4-star Parent Aware Rating. Which is one of the best a program like this can achieve!

The St. Francis Apartments are for seniors that have had long experiences of homelessness. St. Luke's owns this property and Chum provides services to the tenants. This program provides 32  units to people experiencing chronic homelessness who qualify for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) project-based permanent supportive housing (PSH) subsidy vouchers.  The remaining 11 units are offered to those experiencing long-term homelessness who qualify for Housing with Support (HS) subsidies as per St. Louis County.  

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Please Consider Supporting Chum

There are many ways to support us! A gift of money can help us support all of our programs. A gift of time, through volunteering, can help us complete crucial projects. And donations of warmth, clothing, and shelter help keep folks living outside of shelter alive.

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