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Rent assistance Washington County and Stillwater Minnesota

The rental and housing assistance programs available in Washington County MN range from financial help from charities or churches to government resources. For those families that are living on a very low income, they may also apply for section 8 vouchers, free legal aid to stop an eviction or be placed into low income, affordable apartments. Below is more information on the primary places for rental help, security deposit grants, and housing resources in the Stillwater area.

Most of the programs will focus on homeless prevention. This means that a resident facing an emergency and that has an eviction notice may be first in line for rent help. The next priority will be on assisting the disabled, senior citizens, or families with children, including single mothers. In most cases, the Washington County agencies want the applicant to have a source of income.

Any funds for rental assistance are combined with case management as well. This is done as the goal is to help break a cycle of homelessness or evictions in the community.

Find help with rent in Washington County MN from agencies below

Hastings Family Service has a number of resources. The address is 301 2nd St E, Hastings, Minnesota, 55033. The non-profit may offer emergency financial assistance for rent, heating bills, deposits, and more. Some of the aid is available from no interest loans. Call (651) 437-7134

Stillwater Housing Finance Agency
Phone:(651) 296-7608
They use state funds to offer rent help from the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) as well as other housing programs.

Solid Ground - Home Again Program is based at 3521 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Security deposits as well as emergency rent help to stop an eviction is part of the FHPAP - Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program. Call (651) 773-8401. There is help for single parents, youth, and others.

The Salvation Army Centers has many housing programs and social services. It is a nearby area at 2080 Woodlynn Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109. Call (651) 779-9177 for homeless prevention or placement into a homeless shelter. Some funds for paying energy bills or rental costs may be offered and free motel vouchers may be provided. Find details on Stillwater Salvation Army.




Minnesota Regional Legal Services - Call (651) 222-4731 or call toll free 1-888-575-2954. Low income families can get help in applying for benefits such as section 8 or grants for rent. They also support seniors with housing issues and other concerns.

Stillwater and Washington County Minnesota lawyers offer eviction defense in housing court, mediate landlord and tenant disputes, and offer other free advice.  Stillwater MN renters, that have an eviction or pay or quit notice, can also have a free lawyer represent them in housing court.

Trinity Lutheran Church tries to help the homeless and working poor from 115 4th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Transitional housing and shelter is available. Call Dial (651) 439-7400.

Emergency eviction assistance and rapid rehousing is offered by a few organizations. There is a homeless coordination program that helps pay rent, offers funds for moving or security deposits, vouchers for motels, and places families into new homes or low income apartments. More on Washington County homeless prevention.

Valley Outreach is based at 1911 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater, MN 55082. Assistance is only for struggling families in the Stillwater Area School District #834. There may be some limited funding for back rent or other housing costs. Call (651) 430-2739.

Washington County Housing runs public housing programs as well as HUD section 8. These can help low income families and people living in poverty. The PHA is at 7645 Currell Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55125. Note there are often waiting lists, but emergency section 8 rent vouchers or other income based programs can be offered. Call (651) 458-0936.

Washington County Community Development Agency only help the disabled and/or people with mental health issues. Apply for the Bridges Rental Assistance Program, and the office is based at 7645 Currell Blvd, Woodbury, MN, 55125. This is a government resource that is only for the disabled or people with a serious mental illness. A grant may be paid out while the applicant is waiting on section 8. Call (651) 430-6488





Washington County Community Services has multiple offices as noted below. The Emergency General Assistance (EGA) programs is for a one-time crisis that could lead to a safety issue. So money may be offered for rent, a mortgage payments, and there are also grants for utilities. Some moving cost help, or funds for lot rent, may be offered too. Case management is offered too.

  • 19955 Forest Rd N, Forest Lake, Minnesota, 55025, dial (651) 275-7260
  • Another site is at 13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016. Telephone - (651) 430-4159.
  • Or try 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, Minnesota, 55082. Phone (651) 430-6459.


By Jon McNamara











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