If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
Section 8 Housing, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is a federal government program that assists very low income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities with renting safe and affordable housing. You are able to choose your specific housing, whether it is an apartment, home, or town home, as long as it meets the requirements of the Section 8 program and the owner of the property agrees to rent under the program.
Very low income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities may qualify. Eligibility is based on your family’s total annual gross income and family size. The best way to find out if your family is eligible is to contact your local Public Housing Agency and start the application process. The waiting list for Section 8 housing in many communities can be very long. However, it is beneficial to apply as soon as possible because your family may be eligible for other assistance while waiting for Section 8 housing to become available.
The Section 8 housing program issues payments directly to the owner or landlord of the housing property. Your family is responsible for paying the difference between the Section 8 subsidy and the amount due to the landlord.