Renter's Resources

NEW - Minneapolis Renter Support Fund
The application for the Renter Support Fund is now open. They will be accepting applications for September rent assistance from now through Monday, August 8, at 12pm. Find the application online here: https://forms.gle/WCUQgU5gQK5qobsaA

Minnetonka Heights 1 and 2 BR Project Based Section 8 Wait List Opening August 15th - 19th
Monday, August 15th through Friday, August 19th, 2022. Minnetonka Heights Apartments will open the waitlist and accept pre-applications to be added to our Section 8 waitlist for 1 and 2-bedroom units. Starting on August 15th you can download the pre-application online at https://www.hrii.com/ or attend one of their in-person intake events. For more details, go to: 2022-minnetonka-heights-wait-list.pdf (housinglink.org).

Rental Assistance from Keystone Community Services
Keystone is offering rental assistance. Applicants must have lived in Ramsey County for 30 days and live in one of these zip codes: 55101, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55108, 55113, 55114, 55117, or 55130. Families/individuals are being asked to apply for Ramsey County Emergency Assistance before applying with Keystone. They need to show proof of a denial or use of RC EA funds in the last 12 months. For more information, contact Keystone Community Services: Contact – Keystone Community Services (keystoneservices.org).

Hennepin County 
Hennepin County residents: Emergency rent assistance | Hennepin County

Washington County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)
Residents of Washington County may be eligible for assistance through their Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Programs.

The Aliveness Project
The Aliveness Project Rapid Rehousing Program is for people living with HIV who are experiencing homelessness. The Rapid Rehousing Program offers short-term assistance in finding and keeping stable housing. Member Services - The Aliveness Project.

Agate Housing and Services (fka St. Stephen's Human Services/House of Charity)
Agate’s Rainbow Rapid ReHousing for LGBTQ+ families experiencing homelessness (provides assistance and services including 3 - 6 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. I need housing - Agate Housing + Services (agatemn.org).

HIV Care Homes – Current Openings at Clare Housing in Minneapolis and Hope House in Stillwater
Both Clare Housing and Hope House of St. Croix Valley have one opening each in their HIV Care Homes. See more information about HIV Care Homes in a previous newsletter: Housing Info Newsletter: HIV Care Homes.

Align Minneapolis Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Align Minneapolis is an interfaith collaboration of 17 Minneapolis churches, synagogues, and mosques and people with lived experiences working together to address homelessness and poverty. Emergency Rental Assistance — Align MPLS. They have also received a grant to assist indigenous people living in Minneapolis. Contact Chelsea at Align for more information.

NorthPoint Housing Support
NorthPoint 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 and living in zip codes 55411 or 55412 at risk for eviction or unstable housing). For housing assistance, please contact our Housing Hotline at 612-767-9198 or email housing@npimn.orgNorthPlace Housing Supports | Northpoint Health and Wellness

Minneapolis Stable Homes Stable Schools 
This program assists families with children in 18 elementary schools, through school social workers. For more information about Stable Homes Stable Schools, visit Stable Homes Stable Schools – Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (mphaonline.org).

St. Paul Families First Housing Pilot
This program provides $300/month in rent assistance for three years for families that have at least one Pre-K to 3rd-grade enrolled in a participating school, and that meet the other criteria. St Paul Families First Housing Pilot

Solid Ground – Ramsey or Washington County 
The Solid Ground 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 assistance for 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.).  

HousingLink Housing Authority Waiting List Openings 
List of open waiting lists for the Twin Cities Area Housing Authorities (for Public Housing and Section 8 Vouchers): HousingLink - Twin

 

Public Housing -  Waiting List Openings


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

Duluth HRA Section 8 Waiting List
Provides rental assistance in the city of Duluth or Southern St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties: Section 8 Rental Assistance | Duluth Housing

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. You can check with the HRA/PHA in your area: Housing Authorities on the Web: Minnesota | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Some HRAs do not have a website, so you may need to call them for information. Here is a complete list of HRAs in MN and the programs they have: HA Profiles List (hud.gov)



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NEW Deadline Removed for HomeHelpMN
Applications for HomeHelpMN will now be accepted as long as there are funds available in the program. While this removes August 17 as a deadline, homeowners should still apply as soon as possible. Apply for HomeHelpMN Now
HomeHelpMN provides assistance for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other eligible housing-related expenses due to effects of the pandemic. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $35,000 in assistance for past-due expenses. Funds for the program are limited, and need is expected to be high. If applications received during the application period exceed available funding, applicants may be put on a wait list.

For more information about the program, visit HomeHelpMN.org or call 1-800-388-3226. The Call Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. A Language Line is available to provide access for callers who prefer a language other than English. 

HomeHelpMN COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund Program Guide
Additional resources for homeowners

 

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. To apply for the Homeownership Opportunity Minneapolis program, contact one of the program administrators:

BuildWealth MN: info@buildwealthmn.org
 

NeighborWorks Home Partners: hello@nwhomepartners.org

Learn about eligibility for city homebuyer assistance on the city website.

Saint Paul Homeownership Preservation Program (SPHPP)
SPHPP will provide foreclosure prevention advising to city homeowners and limited financial assistance under certain circumstances. The program is now accepting applications from St. Paul homeowners at: St Paul Homeownership Preservation Program - HOCMN or call 651-236-8952.

Washington County Crisis Assistance Relief for Homeownership Program (CARH) 
Washington County Offers Covid-19 Assistance Relief for Homeowners (caprw.org).

Dakota Homeownership Preservation Program (DHPP)
This program will provide foreclosure prevention advising and limited financial assistance. To determine if you are eligible, visit the DHPP page, where you can use their eligibility tool and start the application process.

Ramsey County Homeownership Preservation Program
RCHPP assists homeowners at 80% area median income (AMI) or below in suburban Ramsey County (excluding the city of St. Paul) with past due housing payments due to COVID-19 related financial issues. Eligible payments include mortgage, homeownership association (HOA) dues, water bills, homeowner’s insurance, and property taxes. Expenses must have occurred after January 23, 2020. Ramsey County Homeownership Preservation Program - NeighborWorks Home Partners (nwhomepartners.org).

Hennepin Homeownership Preservation Program (HHPP)  
City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County program to promote foreclosure prevention advising to residents of Hennepin County. Limited financial assistance is available to homeowners in certain circumstances. Application to the program can be made online at HennepinHPP.com, or by calling 651-236-8952. See more info at Hennepin Homeownership Preservation Program (HHPP)

Minnesota Homeownership Center 
Homeowner resources: Homeowners - HOCMN

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

Thank you Kim Lieberman for these wonderful resources!!