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Eviction prevention and rehousing Minnesota.

Tenants with an eviction notice in Minnesota will get help from non-profit as well as government agencies. There is also rehousing for homeless people, including adults and kids. A number of emergency grant programs for back rent, free lawyers for tenant, security deposit help and other services are offered. Learn more on how to stop an eviction near you in MN.

Many agencies across Minnesota are partners of the Continuum of Care as well as federal government ESG grant program. The organizations listed below provide a number of homeless prevention assistance programs to low-income families facing eviction as well as the currently homeless in the state. Some of what will be offered includes emergency eviction prevention assistance, free homeless shelter, free legal advice and one time financial help for rent and other housing expenses. The homeless may qualify for rapid re-housing, case management, or either transitional or low income permanent housing.

Financial help to stop evictions in MN

Using hardship grants provided by the federal government Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) or non-profits including the United Way, these agencies in Minnesota will collectively be responsible for ending homelessness. They help tenants with remaining in their existing homes or apartments, provide grants for single moms or veterans and other support.

Helping to break the cycle is also a focus. So the groups partner together in this effort. They may promote access and the use of mainstream resources, including government benefits such as job training or section 8. Staff work to maximize the self-sufficiency of homeless households and much more. They will do whatever it takes, as resources allow, to break the cycle. The Services from the non-profits as well as government agencies that are part of the ESG grant program and/or Continuum of Care (CoC) include some or all of the following.

  • Grants for eviction prevention in MN – This can come in many forms, including grants to help pay for rent or utility bills (if those issues will lead to homelessness). Some of the more common solutions to low-income renters will include free legal aid or representation, including from pro-bono law firms and attorneys. Some of the Minnesota based non-profits may be able to offer applicants a grant to pay their rent, or in some cases a loan.




  • Other option available is free legal support from HOME Line. This is a service that is available across Minnesota, and the priority of the attorneys and paralegals that operate it is to offer guidance to tenants. They can offer legal support to stop evictions, address housing repairs, and even try to resolve disputes between renters and landlords over the status of security deposits. Other assistance is offered too, and read more on HOME Line in Minnesota.
  • Referrals – For those that need additional help, or if an agency can’t assist, then linkages to other charities, non-profits, or public aid in Minnesota may be available. This can include things such as section 8 housing vouchers, SSDI disability, section 8 homes or energy bill programs. They also help clients apply for HUD ESG grants, which is another source of emergency financial help. Find details on section 8 HUD apartments in MN.

Short term and rehousing programs in Minnesota

Homeless people in Minnesota, that have been evicted or foreclosed on, will get help too. this includes rehousing, security deposit money and more. Non-profits and government agencies also provide funding, including security deposit assistance, to rapidly re-house homeless residents. There may also be free vouchers to pay for motel or hotel rooms during the cold Minnesota winter days.

  • Short term housing – For the currently homeless, or for a family that is too far behind on their rent to be assisted, there are shelters, motel vouchers for a room and transitional housing centers across Minnesota. The Continuum of Care helps pay for their operation.
  • Rapid rehousing – Once a family is more stable, their case managers will help them find a low income home or apartment to live in. It will ideally be permanent for them. There may be assistance available to pay for the moving costs, security deposit, and even first or last month’s rent expense as well.
  • Ongoing case management – The goal here is to address the cause of the struggle or homelessness. Grants from Continuum of Care and HUD will establish workshops or sessions that address employment needs, credit counseling, and help in other ways. There is also free attorneys in Minnesota that offer support or renting an new affordable apartment if an eviction is on the applicant’s record.





Local eviction programs to help tenants and rehousing services

Each county and city has local agencies that help low-income families with an eviction notice. Select a county or city below, or scroll down the page for more resources. There will be emergency grant money, free landlord-tenant mediation services and other assistance, including for the homeless.

Hennepin County.

Ramsey County

Eviction help in Washington County

Anoka County
Anoka County Community Development helps low-income families, the unemployed and poor tenants. 2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303. Phone: (763) 576-2720 or 763-323-5682

Dakota County

  • Social Services  - 1 Mendota Rd #300, West St Paul, MN 55118. Phone: (651) 554-6000 or call 651-554-5918
  • Another option is the free Housing Crisis Line, call 651-554-5751. Provides prevention, emergency shelter and housing resources services for those that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Hennepin County
Hennepin Housing Development, 612-348-2199 or 612-767-9737
The government agency can offer referrals to grant programs for paying back rent, transitional housing, and other services. There are other homeless prevention programs too for the area, including Minneapolis.

Ramsey County
St. Paul Human Services, telephone 651-266-4116
The county has other programs to stop and eviction or rehouse the homeless. Resources including grants for paying security deposits to legal aid for housing needs are available.

Scott/Carver Counties
The non-profit community action agency provides help. It is the Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP. Dial 952-322-3513 or (952) 496-2125





Washington County
There are two resources to try for eviction help. Call 651-430-6455 (emergency assistance) or 651-739-6288 (Salvation Army).

CentralRegion of state
There are several agencies. This includes free lawyers that offer eviction defense and other grant money.

  • Central MN Housing Partnership - They only provide some assistance if MN Housing administrates the property. Call 320-259-0393
  • Human Services is another option. Call 651-431-3844. The organization can direct clients to loan programs and offer other help to families with an eviction notice.
  • Minnesota Housing Homeline, telephone 612-728-5767. A statewide service for tenants that are struggling with their rent. Case management and other homeless prevention services are administered.
  • Housing & Urban Development 612-370-3019

Both rehousing the homeless as well as preventing it in the first place is the goal of this Social Service Office. All non-profit and government financial aid programs, including cash grants for paying past due rent, are explored. The state wide hotline and N.E. Minnesota CoC Coordinator, Call 612-728-5767


  • Beltrami Area Service Collaborative, 218-333-8190
  • Human Services, dial 800-366-5411
  • Housing & Urban Development, 612-370-3019

Struggling families, veterans who need to apply for SSVF in Minnesota and the homeless can get help. Find multiple agencies to apply at below for eviction prevention.

  • Three Rivers Community Action in Rochester MN dial 507-316-0610
  • Tenants in the Wabasha region can get help to stop an eviction as well. The intake number is  507-316-0610


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