Adult Foster Care

Adult Foster Care (AFC) means the provision of food, lodging, protection, supervision, and household services to a functionally impaired adult in a residence. AFC services may also include the provision of personal care, household and living skills assistance or training, medication assistance, and assistance safeguarding cash resources.

There are 2 types of Adult Foster Care (AFC) - family AFC and corporate AFC. An AFC home is considered a family AFC when the license holder lives in the home. An AFC home is considered corporate AFC when the license holder does not live in the home. Currently there is a moratorium (a ban) on the development of corporate AFC homes unless certain exceptions are met. This means that no new licenses may be issued for a physical location that will not be the primary residence of the license holder for the entire period of licensure.
Wright County will accept applications for family AFC homes at any time, however, placements are not guaranteed. In addition, placements are not likely for newly licensed homes unless the license holder has extensive experience and skill working with individuals with disabilities.

Overview of Adult Foster Care:

Adult Foster Care (AFC) is a licensed, sheltered living arrangement for up to four adults with special needs, adults unable to live alone due to their functional impairments. An adult foster care license holder may have a maximum license capacity of five if all persons in care are age 55 or over and do not have a serious and persistent mental illness or a developmental disability.

AFC homes provide five basic services:


◦Household Services




Providers may also assist with medication, management of money, or personal care.

  1. Payment
  2. Waiver Payments
  3. Taxes

AFC providers receive a monthly payment for the services they provide. This payment is made up of two parts: "room & board" and "services".

Room and Board

This payment may come directly from the AFC resident, or if eligible, a Group Residential Housing grant can assist the AFC resident with some or all of the payment. As of July 1, 2022, the rate is $1,041 per month.


If the AFC resident has a county social worker or case manager, a Difficulty of Care rate will be determined according to the level of services that the AFC provider will need to provide to the AFC resident. The maximum amount allowed at this time is $459.85.

Many AFC providers accept private pay AFC residents. These AFC residents are not receiving funding through the county because they do not qualify due to their assets, or their families choose to pay for the AFC placement. The rate for services provided to the AFC resident is determined by the AFC provider and the AFC resident/family/legal representative.

  1. Insurance & Training
  2. Types of Foster Care
  3. Relative Certification
  • Licensed family adult foster care providers are covered by a group liability insurance policy paid for by the State of Minnesota. Information about the policy can be found online.
  • AFC providers receive notification of training opportunities from county social services professional staff.
More Information
If you live in Wright County, please contact the licensor by email. If you do not live in Wright County, please contact your local county social services department.