Helpful Resources for Families
Families who buy a home with Twin Cities Habitat learn a lot about homeownership through classes and one-on-one financial coaching. But there are also many more resources in the community that offer help with employment, finances, health and safety, legal issues, home maintenance, seniors and veterans, and other issues.
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.
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Across Minnesota, Workforce Centers provide free tools, resources, and services for employment, training, and related workforce development needs. Call 1-888-438-5627.
Twin Cities R!SE provides work skills training, internship opportunities, job search assistance, and employment placement services with one-on-one support to provide transformative change in people's lives. Call 612-338-0295.
Hired provides individual employment coaching and support, career training and skill development, financial assistance, and connections to additional local resources. Call 612-808-9500.
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.
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 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 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).
If you have a legal problem and need information or assistance, please call 612-334-5970.
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.
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.
Health & Safety
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 provides services for mental and chemical health, aging well, family services, and economic advancement. Call 651-379-4200.
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 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.
Find information about maintenance fund requests, ways to get involved, and more.
Seniors & Vets
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.