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Rental assistance Olmsted County and Rochester MN.

Locate rental assistance, government grant money and transitional housing in the Rochester Minnesota area. A number of charities, government agencies and churches help tenants or homeless people. A number of housing programs are used to stop evictions as well as homelessness, and long term support can be provided for rent by HUD section 8 vouchers as well. Find help with rent near you in Olmsted County.

Emergency help is available for low income tenants, families facing eviction, single moms and the homeless in the Rochester Minnesota area. While most of the funds below are intended to directly pay any rent costs, there may also be some money (or loans) for utility bills, moving costs, security deposits, or legal needs, including free lawyers for tenants. Whatever is required to stop evictions and homelessness in Olmsted County will be done, including for disabled people. Look here for more details on disability cash assistance near you.

When applying for grants, or any type of short term financial aid for rent or a low income apartment, bring proof of income, copy of any SSI disability or pension information (for seniors) and more supporting documentation. All funds for helping with housing, rent, deposits, and associated expenses is limited.

Organizations that help pay rent in Rochester Minnesota area

IMMA, or Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association
Location is 2500 Valleyhigh Dr NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901. Main Phone: (507) 289-5960
Applicants need to be immigrants, migrant farm workers, or refugees. They can get funds for paying rent or access to low cost housing, emergency shelter, and referrals to benefits among other support.

Olmsted County Community Services
2116 Campus Drive Southeast, Rochester Minnesota, 55904. Main number is (507)328-6500
One time funds help with rent to stop evictions, home repairs, utilities to keep lights or heat on, furniture and more. Applicants need to be low income and facing a crisis. They also run the Coordinated Entry Housing program.

Lutheran Social Service of Rochester Minnesota
The main office is at 1610 14th St NW STE 300, Rochester, MN 55902. Call (507) 316-8273
There is financial help for rent, housing, and other bills. A main goal is to assist young adults, including single moms or expectant women with housing and other needs. Look here for more details on rental assistance for pregnant mothers.




Three Rivers Community Action
Location is 1926 Collegeview Rd E Suite 1302, Rochester, MN 55904. Phone: (507) 316-0610
The non-profit runs the Family Homeless Prevention & Assistance Program. It combines everything from free government grants for rent to eviction and mortgage foreclosure prevention services. Referrals are also given to security deposit assistance, back rent programs, and other aid. The agency helps client find, and pay for, new permanent homes, including low-income no wait list apartments.

Olmsted County Housing Authority - Section 8 Choice Voucher (HCV)
2117 Campus Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Dial (507) 328-7150
Section 8, with a waiting list, can help pay for approved low income housing. There are low-income, no wait list apartments and homeless in Olmstead County.

Salvation Army
Main address is 115 1st Ave NE, Rochester, MN 55906. For information, call (507) 288-3663
Emergency shelter for the homeless, case management, money for rent and heating bills, and other support is given. There are also free motel vouchers and immediate rental assistance in Rochester MN. Continue with Rochester MN rent assistance from Salvation Army.

The ARC Housing Access Service
Main address is 6301 Bandel Rd N, Ste 605, Rochester, MN 55901. Call (507) 287-2032
They only help the disabled. The non-profit will help them find and locate suitable, affordable and accessible housing, apply for rent vouchers, SSI, and more.

Olmsted County Child and Family Services
Address: 2117 Campus Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904: Call  (507) 328-6400
The government agency has applications to both Emergency Assistance (EA) and Emergency General Assistance (EGA). This includes free money for back rent or even a mortgage. The Olmstead low-income family or other applicants needs to have a plan for housing stability. The rent payment help, or funds for other bills, is temporary in nature, with more money paid to low-income families (or single moms or dads) with kids.





Rochester Community and Technical College, or RTC
They only help current students. The office is at 851 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN,  55904. Dial (800)247-1296 or (507)285-7557.
Students of Rochester Community and Technical College will get help, including with rent, loans, campus housing, furniture and more. Olmstead County kids and teens will get emergency financial help, espcailly to stop homelessness.

Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Main address is 1700 N. Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota 55906. For a free lawyer, dial 507-287-2036
They ensure free legal aid and representation to the low income and poor. Housing, eviction defense, debt issues, and other legal aid is arranged.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
315 12th Avenue NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901. For information, dial (507) 216-7370
Programs include free furniture, direct financial aid or loans (including for rent or bills), clothing, and more.Rochester MN area rent assistance

Homeless shelters and transitional housing in Olmsted County

In addition to providing a place to stay tonight for homeless people in Rochester MN, the charities also give financial help. This can be for a crisis or future need. For example, Olmsted County low-income families will be referred to first months rent assistance programs or places that offer no-wait list apartments. Or get grants, money for a deposit and other funds.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Rochester is based at 811 7th Street NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901. Call 507-281-3122. Shelter guests need to have a child, and the charity will also help single moms or dads. They also help clients apply for rental assistance and find housing when ready to move.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House. 703 1st St SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902. Call (507) 282-5172. In addition to short term housing, a free dinner is served.


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