Kids @ Home

Kids @ Home is a 48-month rent assistance program. Families must fit the criteria to enter the program and maintain these criteria to continue to receive rental assistance under the program. 

Check back July 2024 to find out when applications will be accepted.

EN ESPANOL: Kids @ Home pre-application
Criteria for families

  • Must currently be housed in unsubsidized rental housing in Richfield (no shared housing)
  • Have a child or children in Richfield schools (K – 12)
  • Child or children need to be enrolled and attend a Richfield school
  • One parent (or adult in family) is employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week (pay checks stubs for 2 months of work needed to provided verification of this income)
  • Not receiving any other housing assistance
  • Annual income must fall at or below income guideline
  • Rental payments must be current or no more than one month’s total rent owed to landlord
  • Families must attend 10 Parent Share meetings a year (Parent Share meetings are held the second Thursday of each month (no meeting in January or July). Parent Share Meetings are held at Hope Presbyterian Church (7132 Portland Avenue South, Richfield MN) or Richfield Municipal Center (6700 Portland Ave. S. Richfield, MN) from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are two additional meetings held annual via Zoom that families can use as make up meetings if they cannot attend all 10 in person meetings.

Maximum Income Limits (effective 05/15/2023)

60% of Area Median Income
Persons Income Limit
2 $59,600
3 $67,100
4 $74,500
5 $80,500
6 $86,500

Priority Income limits (effective 05/15/2023)

50 percent of area median income
Persons Income limit
2 $49,700
3 $55,900
4 $62,100
5 $67,100
6 $72,050

Occupancy standards – Family size determines the occupancy size (bedroom size for your family) and the bedroom size determines your rent assistance.
You may live in a unit that is larger than the occupancy size determined by Richfield HRA, rent assistance, in that case, will be determined by actual family size.
If your family lives in a unit smaller than the occupancy standard, the assistance determined by Richfield HRA is the bedroom size of the unit.

Number of persons Bedroom size
2 - 4 2
5 -7 3
8 - 10 4/5

Rent Assistance (effective 9/1/2023)

Families receive rent assistance based on the following flat payment. Each year rent assistance decreases, families responsibility will increase.

Bedroom size  Year 1 Year 2   Year 3 Year 4
One $550 $500 $450 $350
Two $650 $600 $550 $450
Three $850 $750 $700 $650
Four/Five $900 $850 $800 $700