Helpful Resources for Twin Cities Residents

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Rental Resources

Housing Link

This search engine shows affordable rental units in the Twin Cities. Search based on number of bedrooms, cost, type of unit, accessibility, Section 8, and/or senior living, among other options. View a list of affordable housing providers in the Twin Cities area, target populations served, and contact information.

Pad Mapper

This tool helps you search by number of bedrooms and bathrooms, total cost, pets allowed, or vicinity to your work address.

HUD Affordable Apartment Search

This search engine lets you search by city, county, or zip code and gives basic information about housing providers that fit your criteria.

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Employment

The Workforce Centers

Across Minnesota, Workforce Centers provide free tools, resources, and services for employment, training, and related workforce development needs.  Call 1-888-438-5627.

Emerge

Emerge helps adults and youth access jobs, financial coaching, supportive housing, and other key services on pathways to brighter futures. Call 612-529-9267.

ISeek

ISeek is an online gateway to job, career, education, and business information in Minnesota. Through Minnesota's Job Bank, job seekers can post resumes for employers to view, search and apply for jobs, e-mail employers, and receive notifications about new job postings that meet search criteria. For more information, call 1-800-657-8372.

 

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Finances

Lutheran Social Services

Lutheran Social Services provides free budget and debt counseling.  They also provide debt management services. Lutheran Social Services is safe and accredited with certified financial counselors. Call 888-577-2227.

Family Means

Family Means offers programs to help families and individuals looking for counseling or therapy, assistance in debt management, financial planning, budgets or money management, caregiver support, youth programs, and more. Call 651-439-4840.

Homeownership Center

Homeownership Center can help review your complete financial situation, work with your lender to find a solution, connect you to programs and resources to help avoid foreclosure, and navigate your choices. Call 651-659-9336 (or toll free at 866-462-6466).

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Legal

Law Help MN

If you have a legal problem and need information or assistance, please call 612-334-5970.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid provides professional legal help to Minnesotans who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney. Call 612-334-5970.

Volunteer Lawyers Network Clinics

Attend an upcoming clinic and schedule a 45-minute appointment with a volunteer attorney to discuss legal matters and get legal advice. Priority scheduling opportunities are available for Habitat and A Brush with Kindness homeowners. Legal Clinic covers most real estate issues, including equity stripping and predatory lending, foreclosure, refinancing, loan modification, title disputes, association liens or regulations, property violations, etc. Call VLN Intake Line to schedule an appointment: 612-752-6677.

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Health & Safety

Portico Healthnet

Portico Healthnet is a nonprofit health and human services organization that helps uninsured Minnesotans access affordable health coverage and care. Get information about low-cost and sliding fee clinics for medical, dental, and mental health care available statewide through the Health Access Line at 651-489-CARE (2273) or toll free at 1-866-489-4899.

CLUES

CLUES provides services for mental and chemical health, aging well, family services, and economic advancement. Call 651-379-4200.

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Home Maintenance

DIY Network

Tackling a do-it-yourself project is a great way to add customization and personalization to your home. It also helps you save money! Check out Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore's DIY Headquarters for creative inspiration, plus low prices on tools and materials.

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

Minnesota Community Action Partnership weatherizes thousands of homes in the Twin Cities. Using the latest technologies, they perform energy audits, assist with furnace repair or replacement, and perform home weatherization. To find a program in your area, call 651-645-7425.

Current Habitat Homeowners

Find information about maintenance fund requests, ways to get involved, and more. 

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Seniors & Vets

Senior Linkage Line

Senior LinkAge Line provides free telephone information and assistance, making it easy for older adults and their families to find community services. Information and Assistance Specialists direct callers to organizations in their area that provide services they need. Call 1-800-333-2433 to learn more.

The Veterans Linkage Line

The Veterans Linkage Line is a toll-free customer service line and website staffed by a team of support specialists trained through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Minnesota Veterans and their families will receive up-to-date information on all veterans’ benefits: State and Federal compensation, pension, education, medical, 
employment, and more. Call 888-546-5838 or email mnvets@mdva.state.mn.us.

Home Maintenance Assistance for Seniors

If you are seeking household and outside maintenance assistance for seniors in Minneapolis or suburban Hennepin County, connect with the Senior Community Services HOME Program.

 

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Other Resources

United Way

United Way can help connect you to more than 40,000 resources. The information and referral line offer information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services, and more. It's free, confidential and available 24/7. Call 651-291-0211 or toll free at 1-800-543-7709.

Minnesota Food HelpLine

The Minnesota Food HelpLine makes it simple. With one call, we assess your situation and provide solutions to your family’s food needs. If you or your family are having difficulty making ends meet, please call 1-888-711-1151.

Crisis Support

The Minnesota Department of Human Services maintains a list of phone numbers for adult mental health crisis lines and children's mental health crisis lines throughout the state. Resources are listed by county and/or tribal location.

Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the wellbeing of families and individuals, linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.

Foreclosure Prevention

Work with a Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Counselor to determine if staying in your home is possible, understand your options, create a new budget, and more. Learn your rights, the foreclosure process, and how to communicate with lenders. Learn more or call 612-305-7147.

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