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Renter's Resources

NEW HUD List of Multifamily Vacancies (January 2024)


January 2024 HUD MF Vacancy List - Google Sheets.This is a list of HUD Multifamily vacancies as of January 17. The contact information is on the 2nd tab. You will need to contact each property to ask about their application process and eligibility. 


NEW Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) Renter Support Fund

The application for the Renter Support Fund is now open! We will be accepting applications for February cash assistance from now through Monday, February 12th, at 12pm.  In 2024, we will select 6 renters per month. Find the application online here: https://forms.gle/4QWRZdEtoUPydbDe6.

A reminder that you are eligible to apply if you are a renter. are 18 years or older. live in Minneapolis and spend 30% or more of your income on housing.


NEW MDVA has opened three new Veterans Homes

The MN Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) has three new Veterans Homes: MDVA Blog / Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs - State of Minnesota (mn.gov).

The Preston Veterans Home admitted its first residents on Jan. 3. The facility has 54 beds to serve southeastern Minnesota.

The Montevideo Veterans Home opened later in January with 72 beds to serve western Minnesota.

The Bemidji Veterans Home is scheduled to accept its first residents soon. Its 72 beds will serve northwestern Minnesota.

See all Veterans Homes in MN here: Veterans Homes / Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs - State of Minnesota (mn.gov).


Nicols Pointe, 55+ Affordable Housing in Eagan is Accepting Applications
.Nicols Pointe - Dakota County Community Development Agency (dakotacda.org)Nicols Pointe is a new development in Eagan that is opening in the summer of 2024. 


Single Room Occupancy (SRO)

The Metro Inn and 925 Studios (formerly University Inn) Single Room Occupancy (SRO) are leasing up and preparing to welcome new tenants in a few weeks. Hotels to housing: new tenants moving in (hennepin.us)

The HCHRA finalized sales in fall 2023 to Agate Housing and Services and Property Solutions and Services.

Together, the former motels will create a total of 83 affordable housing units affordable to people making 30% of the area median income (AMI). Units will rent between $425-$550 per month.


Tribal Housing

Contact a tribe to learn what kind of housing help is available to its members.

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, 1-218-757-3261

Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Business Committee, 1-218-878-8050

Grand Portage Chippewa Housing Authority, 1-218-475-2552

Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin (has a Minneapolis office) Department of Housing, 1-608-374-1225

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority, 1-218-335-8280 or 1-866-223-2233

Lower Sioux Indian Community, 1-507-697-6185

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Housing Department, 1-320-532-4181

Prairie Island Community, 1-651-385-4124

Red Lake Nation Housing Authority, 1-218-679-3368

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota, 1-952-445-8900

Upper Sioux Community Housing, 1-320-564-6300

White Earth Reservation Housing Authority, 1-218-473-4663

 

The Aliveness Project - Housing Programs

Rapid-ReHousing Program: RRH program for high-priority homeless individuals coming through the Coordinated Entry System. The program will provide a deep subsidy and housing case management for up to 60 HIV+, low-income individuals coming out of homelessness. This program is transitional in nature (2 years per client).
 

Hennepin County Housing Support (GRH) program:
GRH-HWS-I programming for up to 20 HIV+ individuals in Hennepin County. Clients must be unstably housed, disabled (PSN), and very low income. (The HWS-I stands for “Housing with Services – Independent”. Clients do not need to come through Coordinated Entry for this program).


Ramsey County Housing Support (GRH) program 

In partnership with Mental Health Resources to provide up to 10 slots for HIV+ persons who wish to live in Ramsey County.  Clients must be unstably housed, disabled (PSN), and very low income.


HOPWA Scattered Site Program: HOPWA rental subsidies and housing case management to HIV+ individuals and families who are income-eligible. This is permanent, affordable housing for up to 20 households (individuals & families). These HOPWA Formula funds can serve people in the 7-County Metro Area.

DHS-EOE-Transitional Housing: Up to 20 households (individuals & families) with a transitional rental assistance and case management as they search for permanent, affordable housing in the community.
Housing Navigators on site who can work with eligible households in applying for affordable housing options in the community.  
Staff will do coordinated entry assessments within Hennepin County. 

State Opioid Response funding to assist clients with substance abuse disorders with housing navigation and with financial help with past rent/utilities owed and with security deposits.   

The only way to access these services/programs is for clients to show up in person during Housing Walk-In Hours. Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 10 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 3 pm. Housing is not guaranteed. (No appointments are made, clients must simply drop in to access an assessment for housing services. Case managers, family members, and other advocates can join the applicant at Housing Walk-In Hours.  No exceptions to this referral process will be made at this time). See more information at Housing Support - The Aliveness Project.


  RentHelpMN - Targeted Assistance
. This is a referral-based system, referred through 18 HSS partners contracted by Minnesota Housing.RentHelpMN (mnhousing.gov)RentHelpMN's Targeted Assistance is an addition to Minnesota Housing's Housing Stability Services (HSS) program. It is an emergency rental assistance program for Minnesota renters receiving Housing Stability Services (HSS) from designated HSS Providers and who would benefit from direct financial support to cover rent arrears, future rent, utilities, and other rental housing expenses due to or during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Rental Properties
MFH Rentals (USDA RD) County SelectionsThis website lists USDA RD-funded properties (Note: this was last updated in 2015 and does not show vacancies). 


HUD Resource Locator
HUD Map of all subsidized housing, moderate-income housing, and public housing authoritiesThis website shows HUD sites geographically. Zoom in to the area you are interested in to see the locations of sites. This site does not show vacancies. 
.User Manual (hud.gov)There is also a user guide available: 
HUD Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Website
.Public and Indian Housing | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)PIH is responsible for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Native American programs. This website has no listings, but it has useful program information about Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other resources. 


Stable Homes Stable Schools Program - for Minneapolis Public Schools Students

This fund provides emergency assistance to families at risk of losing their homes in all 43 Minneapolis Public School district elementary schools. Stable Homes Stable Schools offers two types of rental assistance:
The Housing Stability Fund helps prevent homelessness by helping families at risk of losing their housing. All 43 elementary schools in the Minneapolis Public Schools district are now eligible.
.See the City website for a list of the 24 eligible schoolsThe program’s multi-year rental assistance serves 24 eligible school sites. The multi-year rental assistance program helps place and keep families of elementary students experiencing homelessness in safe, stable, and permanent affordable housing. 


Stable Homes Stable Schools - City of Minneapolis (minneapolismn.gov)Learn more at 

Stable Homes Stable Schools – Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (mphaonline.org)


Housing Benefits 101 Places - A Listing of Housing with Services

HB101 Places helps you find housing vacancies that have services or that make it easy to bring services in. It currently includes Adult Foster Care/CRSBoard and LodgeAssisted Living, and site-based Supportive Housing programs throughout Minnesota. All vacancies are authorized to accept Housing Support (GRH) payments. Some programs allow people to pay privately if they're not eligible for Housing Support or have another way to pay for their housing costs. Use filters to find places that meet your needs. When you find a place that interests you, contact them. HB101 Minnesota - HB101 Places.


.HB101 MinnesotaThe Housing Benefits 101 website has many valuable resources. Be sure to check out the website 

 

Disability Hub MN is a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system, and plan for your future. Disability Hub MN - Home


HousingLink - Listings for Affordable Rental Vacancies and Waiting-list Openings
for listings and other resources. Search for affordable rental housing vacancies and waiting list openings anywhere in Minnesota. You can filter by location, specific amenities, bedroom size, or subsidy program.HousingLinkCheck on 


Minnesota Association of Sober Homes Directory
.Minnesota Association of Sober Homes (mnsoberhomes.org)The primary mission of the Minnesota Association of Sober Homes, Inc. (MASH), is to promote the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality community-based sober-living residences. 


Hope House of St. Croix Valley

Hope House is a 245D licensed adult foster care facility in historic Stillwater, MN. The home is a blend of both shared communal and private spaces. It is located in a beautifully restored Victorian home designed with the residents in mind, providing compassionate care to residents. See their website, hopehousescv.org, or contact Corhea Givens at 651-351-0907 for more information. Eligibility requirements:
Anyone experiencing life-changing health challenges, regardless of county of residency.

Must qualify for Minnesota’s Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waiver.


Agate Housing and Services Rainbow Rapid ReHousing
or by phone at 612-695-4717.zora.robinson@agatemn.orgCurrently accepting clients for households with at least one adult and one child under 18, experiencing homelessness, and with someone in the home who identifies as LGBTQ+. Agate’s Rainbow Rapid ReHousing for LGBTQ+ families experiencing homelessness provides assistance and services (including six months of rental assistance based on income, landlord support, housing search assistance, LGBTQ+ resources assistance, and help with application fees). A referral from Coordinated Entry is not required. 


St. Paul PHA Multifamily Housing Waiting List

The St. Paul Public Housing Agency waitlist for Multifamily Housing with 0/1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-bedroom apartments remains open. The Multifamily Housing program provides apartments with reduced rent (based on income) to low-income households. Applications will be sorted by the date and time received. Applications are available online 24 hours a day: www.stpha.org

More information about the PHA's Multifamily Housing program can be found at Multifamily Housing Waiting List (stpha.org)


South Central MN Multi-County HRA Section 8 Voucher Waitlist is Open
.South Central Minnesota Multi-County HRA (scmmchra.org)South Central MN Multi-County HRA has Section 8 Rental Assistance Vouchers available for individuals and families that live, work, or attend school in the HRA service area of Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties. Individuals and families currently in shelters and/or are couch hopping are encouraged to apply. All applications must be submitted online (except for reasonable accommodations), and information is at 


Rice County HRA is accepting applications for Faribault Public Housing
.https://www.ricecountymn.gov/327/HousingThe Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) has openings in townhomes owned by the City of Faribault: two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom units. Application will only be accepted from families eligible for the Rice County residency preference and will only be accepted from families who qualify for two, three, or four-bedroom units. Applications are available in the HRA office or on the website. at 


Fargo, North Dakota - Housing Choice Voucher Wait List Opening
.Wait List Announcement (mcusercontent.com)Fargo Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist, also known as Section 8, opened on 12/15/2022. The waitlist will remain open until further notice. For more information, visit the 


Afghan Housing Stability Program

This is a new housing stability program targeted at newly arrived (since summer 2021) Afghans. The program can serve anyone living in the 7-county Metro. The Afghan Housing Stability Program (AHSP) is a two-year program federally funded through ORR (via the Afghan Supplemental Appropriations Act), a congressional allocation specific to Afghan arrivals. CAPI USA is the contracted service provider for the AHSP (CAPI: Feeding, Employing, Training Refugees (capiusa.org). For more information or referrals, contact program manager Razia Hashemi, CAPI USA, razia.hashemi@capiusa.org, or 612-721-0122. 


Community Sharing Fund (CSF)
. For Community Sharing Fund (CSF) to assist with a back utility bill, they need to have received a disconnection notice. If the family DID receive a disconnection notice, they have to apply for Emergency assistance first to see if they are eligible for their assistance before applying to CSF.Community Sharing Fund Grant | Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation (spmcf.org)Up to $1,000 for rent, deposits, and mortgages, but $750 for utilities and other requests. Nonprofit organizations assisting residents in Dakota, Ramsey, or Washington counties can apply for a grant from the Community Sharing Fund through their online grant portal. ONLY PROFESSIONALS CAN APPLY ON BEHALF OF FAMILIES. 


Mounds View School District Community – Community Support Center
Mounds View School District Community has help with rent and deposits. CSC works with New Brighton, Mounds View, North Oaks, Shoreview, or Arden Hills residents to prevent homelessness, solve financial crises, and provide long-term relationships. Call Karen Meyer at 651-387-8050.


Neighborhood House, St. Paul
.Housing Stability - Neighborhood HouseNeighborhood House has funds available to assist those in Ramsey County with rent, deposits, and utilities. (They are working through a backlog. If working with Neighborhood House, other providers should know that they primarily use FHPAP and CSF funds). They can still help individuals experiencing homelessness with hotel/motel stays (up to 7 nights, and the situation must be resolvable) and bus or fuel cards. All calls for assistance should go through our Service Connect # 651-789-3602. 


Veteran Temporary Emergency Housing Voucher Program (VTEMP)

MN Department Veteran Affairs (MDVA) reimbursement program is available to all Community Service Providers working with veterans and former service members and their households actively experiencing homelessness in your community. The VTEMP Program is administered statewide (veterans eligible regardless of discharge or deployment status).


.Department of Veterans Affairs (mn.gov) and visit the allison.kier@state.mn.usThe VTEMP program provides retroactive reimbursements to community service providers who agree to fund temporary non-congregate housing units, such as hotel rooms, to eligible Veterans or former service members and their households. For more information or questions, email 


VASH Vouchers
.HousingLink - VASH VouchersThe VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) voucher program is for homeless veterans. It pairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with case management and supportive services. The rental assistance is provided by a housing authority, and the supportive services are offered through the local VA. 


New Veterans Homes in Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston
admissions information page. Resident applications are now being accepted. The application form is available on our Future Homes / Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs - State of Minnesota (mn.gov) for answers to the questions they've heard the most during community visits. Click hereMN Department of Veterans Affairs is building three new State Veterans Homes in Bemidji, Montevideo, and Preston communities. Construction began in the fall of 2021; they anticipate opening all three locations in the summer of 2023. Resident admission applications are being accepted. 


Hennepin County
Emergency rent assistance | Hennepin CountyHennepin County residents: 


NorthPoint Housing Support
NorthPlace Housing Supports | Northpoint Health and Wellnesshousing@npimn.orgNorthPoint helps families with barriers to finding or securing stable housing. Our team stands ready to help find emergency housing support for the community. (Families with children living in zip codes 55411 or 55412 are at risk for eviction or unstable housing). For housing assistance, please get in touch with our Housing Hotline at 612-767-9198 or email 


Solid Ground – Ramsey or Washington County 
ESG Homework Starts with Home grant can help find re-housing assistance or provide rent assistance (up to 2 months of rent for folks in Ramsey or Washington County). For families needing emergency support - they provide rehousing aid to families who are doubled up and homeless and pay up to 12 months for the family. At risk of homelessness (living with family or friends, currently in a hotel/motel, fleeing domestic violence, etc.).Solid GroundThe 


HousingLink – Housing Authority Waiting List Openings 
. Currently listed open waiting lists:HousingLink - Twin Cities Housing Authority Waiting List OpeningsSign up to receive notices of open waiting lists for the Twin Cities Area Housing Authorities (for Public Housing and Section 8 Vouchers): 

Bloomington HRA 


Rental Homes for Future Home Buyers


Dakota CDA


Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers


Senior Housing


Workforce Housing Apartments (Gateway Place, West St. Paul)


Minneapolis PHA


Public Housing: Disabled


Public Housing: Near Elderly (Age 50-61)


Public Housing: Senior (Age 62+)


South St. Paul HRA

Public Housing: Seniors


St Paul PHA


Multifamily 0 - 5 BR


Duluth HRA Section 8 Waiting List


Section 8 Rental Assistance | Duluth HousingProvides rental assistance in the city of Duluth or Southern St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties: 


Minnesota HRA and PHA List

Note: Other Housing Authorities or Public Housing Agencies around the state may have open waiting lists or occasionally open their waiting list. Some have Public Housing buildings, some have Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs, and some have both.


.Housing Authorities on the Web: Minnesota | HUD.gov / US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)You can check with the HRA/PHAs in your area. This list includes websites for HRA/PHAs: 

 

Some HRAs do not have a website, so you may need to call them for information. Here is a list of all HRAs in MN: Housing Authorities in Minnesota | USHousingData.com.

Homeowner Resources

Tips to Avoid Predatory Lending!!

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DPA One for Housing Professionals
DPA One® - Freddie Mac Single-FamilyDPA One is a free online resource to help you quickly find, understand and match down payment assistance (DPA) programs for borrowers. Powered by Freddie Mac, the DPA One provider network is growing to build a centralized resource to host municipal, local and state down payment assistance programs under one powerful platform. DPA One includes state-level HFA programs. including municipal and local programs in Minnesota. 


Homebuyer Education Workshops 

See a list of in-person and live virtual homebuyer education workshops on the MN Homeownership Center website. For Homebuyers - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)


Homebuyer Education - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)Homebuyer Education: 

 

Find a Homeownership Advisor: Find an Advisor - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)

Minnesota Homeownership Center 

Homeowner resources: Homeowners - HOCMN
. Foreclosure counseling is available for Minnesota homeowners free of charge.here Homeowners who need immediate assistance should contact your loan servicer or a foreclosure prevention counselor Guide To Foreclosure Prevention (hocmn.org)


.Home Rehab & Repair Programs - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)Rehab and Repair Directory (1-2022) 


Non-Interest-Bearing Financing in Minnesota (hocmn.org)Guide to Non-Interest-Bearing Financing: 


Down Payment Resource Tool - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)Down Payment Assistance Program Search Tool: 

 

Other resources: Guides and Tools - Minnesota Homeownership Center (hocmn.org)


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Special Purpose Credit Program
Advancing Black homeownership through the Special Purpose Credit ProgramPilot program designed to advance Black homeownership across the Twin Cities seven-county metro area. Twin Cities Habitat is leveraging a Special Purpose Credit Program to enhance its existing Homeownership Program to better serve Black clients with additional financial assistance, a more flexible mortgage product, and a more intensive pre-purchase coaching program. 


Pathways to Success

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity partnership with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) and Twin Cities R!SE. Dubbed Pathways to Success, the partnership will provide an additional way to increase homeownership rates and close the racial homeownership gap in Minnesota. Learn more at Habitat's New Partnership to Provide Pathways to Success (tchabitat.org).


Get Started | Program Eligibility (tchabitat.org)Eligibility information: 


Habitat for Humanity Go-To Guide for First-Time Homebuyers


Download the Complete Guide to Becoming a First-Time Homebuyer (tchabitat.org)


FHA Launches New Resources to Remove Language Barriers for Borrowers  which includes over thirty single-family mortgage documents and related resources used in the origination and servicing of FHA-insured mortgages. These documents are now available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.Language Access Resources pageThe Federal Housing Administration recently launched a new 


Saint Paul Rondo Inheritance Fund 
.Inheritance Fund | Saint Paul Minnesota (stpaul.gov)The Inheritance Fund is an innovative and people-centered program that affords low-income families from Saint Paul’s historic Rondo Neighborhood the opportunity to rebuild wealth through homeownership. Learn more at 


Minneapolis Down Payment Assistance

The City of Minneapolis offers a down payment assistance program with up to $10,000 for homebuyers purchasing in the City of Minneapolis. The loan has 0% interest and no payments for 30 years. Learn about eligibility for city homebuyer assistance on the city website.
.Minneapolis Homes - City of Minneapolis (minneapolismn.gov)See the Minneapolis Homes website for other city programs for homeowners and developers: 


Washington County Crisis Assistance Relief for Homeownership Program (CARH) 


.Washington County Offers COVID-19 Assistance Relief for Homeowners (caprw.org)


Ramsey County’s FirstHome

The FirstHome homebuyer assistance program will now assist both low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers and first-generation homebuyers looking to call suburban Ramsey County home. Ramsey County expands guidelines for homebuyer assistance program | Ramsey County.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 2/9/2024 - Thank you Kim Lieberman & Rainbow Health for these wonderful resources!!

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