Helpful Resources for Twin Cities Residents

RENTAL RESOURCES

Housing Link
(612) 522-2500

Search engine for 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, the target populations they serve, and their contact information.


Pad Mapper
A tool to help you search based on number of desired bedrooms, bathrooms, total cost, pets allowed, or vicinity to your work address.

 

HUD Affordable Apartment Search

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

EMPLOYMENT

The Workforce Centers

Across Minnesota, Workforce Centers provide free tools, resources, and services you need for your 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, along 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 a resume to be viewed by employers, search for job openings, contact employers by e-mail, apply online, and be notified about new job postings that meet their job search criteria. For more information, call 1-800-657-8372.

 

FINANCES

Lutheran Social Services

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

Family Means

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

Homeownership Center

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

LEGAL

Law Help MN

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

Legal Aid

Legal Aid specializes in providing 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 your legal matter and get legal advice. Priority scheduling opportunities are given to existing Habitat homeowners and A Brush with Kindness homeowner families. Legal Clinic covers most real estate related 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

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

HOME MAINTENANCE

DIY Network

This website features step-by-step instructions for thousands of home improvement projects, including 55,000 resources and over 10,000 short-form videos. The website also has a robust offering of video tips, an interactive program guide, episode finder, Message Boards, blogs and more.  Just click on any one of the main home improvement topic pages to get your project started. 

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

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

Maitenance Fund Withdrawl Form (FOR HABITAT HOMEOWNERS ONLY)

Download form to submit request to use funds from Maintenance Fund (.pdf)

 

SENIORS & VETS

Senior Linkage Line

Senior LinkAge Line is a free telephone information and assistance service, which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services. Information and Assistance Specialists direct callers to the organizations in their area that provide the services in which they are interested. Call 1-800-333-2433 for information about senior services.

The Veterans Linkage Line

The Veterans Linkage Line is a toll-free customer service line and website that is staffed by a team of support specialists trained through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Minnesota Veterans and their family members 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 assistance with household and outside maintenance assistance for seniors in Minneapolis or suburban Hennepin County, we'd encourage you to connect with the Senior Community Services HOME Program.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

United Way

United Way can help connect to over 40,000 resources. The information and referral line offers information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more. It's free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651-291-0211, toll free: 1-800-543-7709.

Minnesota Food HelpLine

The Minnesota Food HelpLine makes it very 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

Crisis Connection is a non-profit mental health counseling agency providing telephone counseling services, specializing in crisis counseling, intervention and referral. Call the MN Crisis Line if you need help at 612-379-6363 or toll free MN 1-866-379-6363.

Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by 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 much more. Learn your rights, the foreclosure process, and how to communicate with your lender. Click here to learn more or call 612-305-7147.

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