Housing Resources Guide

General Resources

United Way 2-1-1

Provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Phone: Dial 211 or (651) 291-0211 to reach a resource specialist. 24/7 resource referral line. (English, Hmong, Russian, Somali, and Spanish)

Housing Resource Center (Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation)

Mission is to preserve, improve and increase affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families, assist communities with housing revitalization as well as create and carry out demonstration projects.

Housing Benefits 101 (a service provided by Minnesota Department of Human Services)

Housing information including resources specifically for older adults, people with disabilities, and the homeless. 

Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development

The Housing Division of the Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) works directly with the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to administer a wide variety of housing programs and financial resources. 

Rental Resources

Alliance Housing

Alliance builds and manages quality, affordable housing for people with very low incomes or who need a 2nd chance, including those with criminal backgrounds.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities serves the poorest and most vulnerable members of the community. They adapt and respond to the needs of the community and focus their attention where it is most needed. They work to prevent poverty before it takes hold, meet basic needs in times of crisis, and create pathways out of poverty.

Home Line

Tenants may speak with a tenant advocate who will provide free advice regarding Minnesota landlord/tenant law.


Statewide list of affordable rental vacancies and information about Section 8 programs. HousingLink is a nonprofit organization with a website where low-to-moderate income renters can find affordable rental housing options with accessible features. The website also has educational resources about the rental housing process.

HousingLink List

Listing of housing authority waiting lists for Section 8 Vouchers and Public Housing in the Twin Cities.

Lutheran Social Service

LSS operates a Housing Resource at (612) 879-5266. LSS is also a provider of transitional, supportive, and permanent scattered-site housing, but requires referrals. 

Rental Help

Minnesota (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)

More information on HUD housing resources in Minnesota.

Homeownership Resources

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD in Minnesota Information about Section 3, homeownership, rental help, avoiding foreclosure. Also has homeless resources and housing counselors. 

Minnesota Homeownership Center

State's leading nonprofit provider of information and resources aimed at helping Minnesotans begin and maintain homeownership

NeighborWorks Home Partners

A nonprofit that helps families purchase and maintain their homes.

Felon Friendly Housing Resources

Aeon Felon Friendly Housing Program


Amicus is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 44 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services. Amicus partners with inmates, ex-offenders, juvenile offenders, at risk youth and communities to build successful lives and stronger communities.

Alliance Housing

Alliance builds and manages quality, affordable housing for people with very low incomes or who need a 2nd chance, including those with criminal backgrounds.

Homeless Shelters in Ramsey County

Find a comprehensive list of homeless shelters in Ramsey County.

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