Several agencies provide rental assistance to Anoka County families that are in a crisis. Most of the aid is targeted at special groups, such as senior citizens or veterans, with some funds for the disabled as well. However, exceptions can always be made, and the leading non-profits to call for help with paying rent or for eviction prevention services are below.
The money used to fund these programs can come from government grants or some of the agencies raise money from the community. Any assistance for paying rent or a portion of a deposit will come with conditions, such as the tenant needs to participate in case management. In addition, there are other temporary housing solutions as well as shelters in Anoka County for residents.
It is recommended to call an organization for rent help before an eviction notice has been sent. If one of these organizations can't meet the request, they will offer referrals or other support.
Anoka County Health and Human Services
2100 3rd Ave, Anoka, Minnesota, 55303
Phone - (763) 422-7200
Rent expenses and housing, such as shelter, can be provided by a program known as EGA. This is only for working poor families that are facing a crisis.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Anoka
The regional, church based charity offers everything from rental programs to heating oil, medications, and a thrift store. A goal is to stop homelessness in Anoka and nearby counties.
Tenants Advocacy and Information - Community Stabilization Project
Housing advice is for low income families, immigrants, and those facing eviction or living in unsafe homes or apartments.
Judicare of Anoka County, Inc.
Address is 1201 89th Ave NE # 310
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
Free legal aid is for low income residents. This can include resolving disputes over unpaid rent, evictions, and civil matters in regardless to homelessness.
The Salvation Army - Northern Division
Phone - (763) 755-6873
Funds, ranging from government grants to no-interest loans, can be used for back rent to stop an eviction. The non-profit offers many other services, ranging from holiday help to transitional shelter and referrals to security deposit programs.
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
Call (612) 726-1327 for information on Support and Prevention Services for Veterans or SSVF.
Anoka County branch of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency can be reached at (651) 296-7608. The government agency operates statewide as well. Grants for energy costs, rent, and more is available. Or apply for section 8. Clients can be seniors or disabled as well.
Senior Information Line of Anoka County
Call the free service at (763) 783-4707
The elderly can get information on housing, include HUD units and referrals to financial aid for housing or rent costs.
Anyone on the verge of eviction or homelessness can dial this service.
Stepping Stone Emergency Shelter - Housing
Location is 3300 4th Avenue North #14
Anoka, MN 55303
Call (763) 323-7006
Aeon - Affordable Housing and Mixed-Income Housing
They operate transitional housing in northern Minnesota.
United Way of Anoka County
The call center can provide linkage to numerous resources. Whether it is winter shelter or one time help for rent or other moving costs, such as a security deposit, there are charities that can help. All of the information on housing programs is free.
Volunteers of America
Has small number of low income apartments for senior citizens.
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