Homelessness and Housing Assistance
Helping families find affordable, stable housing.
Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency. They provide a resource list for people who are homeless, about to experience homelessness, or who need to help paying for housing. It contains information on emergency assistance, public housing, and rent subsidies.
HousingLink is a search tool to help connect families with low-cost, affordable housing of all types, including market-rate and subsidized housing. It also offers additional information, including where to find legal support for renters.
Day One Hotline
As part of its Day One services, victims of domestic or sexual violence or human trafficking can call 1.866.223.1111 or use the chat feature on their website to connect with housing and support.
Homeless School Liaisons
By federal law, every school district in the nation must designate a liaison for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act requires liaisons to ensure that homeless children and youths are identified by school personnel and through coordination with other entities and agencies. If you become homeless, your child has the right to remain in the school that they were attending, and the district must continue to provide transportation. If you have questions, you can contact the liaison for your child’s school or district.
Housing Benefits 101
Housing Benefits 101 (HB101) helps people with disabilities who need affordable housing and the resources to maintain that housing, understand the range of housing options, and support services available. HB101 can help you make choices about where you want to live. It can also help you figure out a long-term housing plan that works for you, and the steps to move toward your housing goals.
Children’s Defense Fund Bridge to Benefits Tool
Bridge to Benefits is a resource to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs, including housing and help with utilities.