Resources by Topic

Housing and Utility Resources

Homelessness / Emergency Shelter

County Emergency Programs: Website and contact for emergency programs

  • Phone: (844) 803-8466

Hope 4 Youth MN: Drop-in center for homeless youth (16-24). Meals, showers, laundry, and other basic-needs service provided. Also provides support finding emergency and long-term housing, education/job search resources, legal resources, and more. 

  • 24/7 crisis line: (612) 849-2561

  • Business hours: (763) 323-2066

  • Address: 2665 N 4th Ave #40, Anoka, MN 55303

Youth Services Network: Connects homeless youth to services for finding: shelter, outreach workers, basic needs drop-in centers, health and wellness, food, mental and emotional health, resources hotlines, education, pregnant and parenting youth, and employment. 

Adult Shelter Connect (adults w/o children): Connects adults to shelter resources in Hennepin county.

  • Phone: (612) 248-2350
  • Address: 215 S 8th St Minneapolis, MN 55402

Family Shelter Expert: Call phone number to be connected with emergency shelter services for families with children

  • Phone: (612) 348-9410

Domestic Violence Shelter: One Day Crisis Hotline Safe Housing and Crisis Support: emergency shelter and safe place for adults and their children escaping a dangerous or escalating situation at home.  

  • Phone: (866) 223-1111

Tubman: Family crisis and support services and programs including youth programs, mental and chemical health services, shelter and housing, and legal services. 

  • Crisis hotline: (612) 825-0000

  • Main phone: (612) 825-3333

  • Address: 4432 Chicago Avenue S  Minneapolis, MN  55407

Haven Housing: Supportive housing and emergency shelter for women and women-led families. 

  • Ascension Place: Supportive housing to help women stabilize, heal, and build strengths to overcome challenges such as chemical dependency, mental health concerns, histories of abuse, homelessness, incarceration, etc. 

    • Phone: (612) 588-0861

    • Address: 1803 Bryant Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • St. Anne's Place: Emergency shelter for women-led families providing a place to stay and basic needs. Supportive programs and guidance for family and child services. 

    • Phone:  (612) 521-2128

    • Address: 2634 Russell Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Next Step Housing: Supportive housing for women and women-led families with a goal to establish, build, and maintain goals/skills that can help ensure stable housing. 

    • Phone: (763) 326-1352

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative: Affordable housing, supportive housing, and emergency shelter options. 

  • Shelter Hotline:1 (888) 234-1329

  • Domestic Violence Shelter Hotline:1 (866) 223-1111

  • Family Shelter Line: (612) 348-9410

  • Address: 2610 University Avenue West, Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55114

Catholic Charities: Shelter and housing options for families, older adults and people with disabilities, and people experiencing or at risk for experiencing homelessness. 

  • Phone: (612) 204-8500
  • Address: 1200 2nd Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Hope Street Shelter: Youth shelter services through Catholic Charities. School outreach programs, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, and permanent supportive housing. 

    • Phone: (612) 204-8211

    • Address: 1121 East 46th Street Minneapolis, MN 55407

Agate Housing and Services: Supportive housing, emergency shelter, and basic needs resources including free public meals, public use showers,  and chemical and mental health treatment. 

  • Phone: (612) 874-0311
  • Address: 2309 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Mary's Place: Transitional apartments for homeless families with children. Includes apartments with access to free laundry facilities, two classrooms where tutoring is offered, a computer room, playroom, meeting rooms, chapel, and medical clinic. Also offers additional support services for families for job seeking and other needs. 

  • Phone: (612) 338-4640
  • Address: 525 N 7th St Minneapolis, MN 5540

Metro Shelter Hotline: 24/7, toll free hotline to connect homeless individuals and families to shelters in the Twin Cities Metro. Gives information about requirements for specific shelters, how to receive pre-approval, and other support to make the process of finding shelter quicker and more simple. 

  • Metro Shelter Hotline: 1 (888) 234-132

Bridge for Youth: Emergency shelter, supportive housing, and outreach and support for homeless youth. 

  • Text (612) 400-SAFE or

  • Call (612) 377-8800 for immediate help  

  • Main line: (612) 230-6601

  • Address: 1111 West 22nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55405

YMCA Youth Homeless Prevention Services: YMCA North provides a youth resource line, outreach services, prevention services, youth parenting programs, transitional living programs, and youth food shelves. 

  • Resource Line: (763) 493-3052
  • Main Line: (763) 535-4800  
  • Address:  7601 42nd Avenue North New Hope, MN 55427

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing: Emergency housing for single adults over 18

  • Located in Anoka County
  • Call to be added to the waitlist.
  • Services: emergency housing, food and groceries, hygiene items, laundry detergent, linens, winter gear, case management support, and more. 
  • Phone: (763) 323-7006
  • Address:  3300 N 4th Ave #14, Anoka, MN 55303

Home Buying, Repairs, Furniture

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County: Energy, Water, Financial Literacy, Vehicle Repair, Rental, and Homebuyer assistance and services.  

  • Phone: (952) 933-9639
  • Address: 8800 HWY 7, #403 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity: Homebuyer assistance, financial coaching

  • A Brush With Kindness Home Repairs (exterior painting, carpentry repairs on roofs, siding, doors, and windows, tree trimming and removal, safety and accessibility modifications, general cleaning (excluding regular lawn care or snow removal))
  • Moving forward, Home Repair resources will only be available by referral from a limited number of partner agencies and municipalities.
  • Eligibility: live in 7-county Twin Cities Metro, lived in house for at least 2 years with homeowners insurance, below 80% of Twin Cities median income, have not used service in the last 2 years.
  • Cost: 2 year monthly payment plan (will not exceed $250 per month)
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Phone: (651) 207-1700
  • Address: 1954 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

Rebuild Together Twin Cities

  • Safe at Home: home safety and fall prevention modifications 

    • Eligibility: must own and reside in home and be up to date with mortgage and tax payments, plan to remain in home for 2 years, live in service counties (Include Hennepin and Anoka), household income at or below 50% of the median income for the Twin Cities Metro Area, must have at least one household member who is 55+ or is living with a disability 

  • Home Repair Programs: Interior improvements (installing flooring, patching and painting), siding, windows, landscaping; Repair or replacements of essential systems like HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and roofs. 

    • Eligibility: must own and reside in home and be up to date with mortgage and tax payments, plan to remain in home for 5 years, live in service counties (Include Hennepin and Anoka), household income at or below 50% of the area median income for the Twin Cities Metro Area, must have at least one household member who is 55+, is living with a disability, is a child under 18, or an active/retired member of the armed services. 

  • Phone: (651) 776-4273

  • Address: 1050 SE 33rd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55414

Help at Your Door

  • Indoor and outdoor home repairs and chore assistance.
    • Cost is $30 per hour.
  • Transportation to errands, appointments, etc.
    • Cost is $20 per 30-minutes.
  • Serves seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • Phone number: (651) 642-1892 
  • Address: 8441 Wayzata Blvd #160, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Hearts and Hammers: Outdoor home repairs like painting, weather stripping, siding, ramps, stairs, windows, doors, gutters, deck, landscaping.

  • Serves income eligible homeowners that are over 60 years old, have a disability, or are a Veteran.
  • No-cost to eligible applicants.
  • Phone number: (651) 636-0797
  • Address: 2603 Fairview Ave N St Paul, MN 55113. 

Center for Energy and Environment and Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency: Home energy improvement loans

  • The loans: no max income limits, loan amount up to $25,000, terms up to 10 years, no down payment required.
  • Eligibility: 1-4 unit owner-occupied primary residence, improvements of heating and cooling systems, light fixtures, windows, attic air sealing, water heaters, or insulation., approval is subject to credit and other program guidelines
  • Phone: (612) 355-5858 
  • Address: 212 3rd Avenue N, Suite 560 Minneapolis, MN 55401  

Sustainable Resource Center

  • Energy Conservation Program Services: installing insulation, reducing air infiltration, heating tune-ups and modification, replace appliances for energy efficiency and safety.
    • Free of cost to those who qualify AND are enrolled in Energy Assistance through CAPHC
    • To apply, call 612-870-4255
  • Lead Hazard Control Program: Grants for pre-1978 homes to replace lead-painted windows
    • Eligibility: live in Hennepin County, own home built prior to 1978, must have child under 6 that lives there or visits frequently, not be project-based Section 8 (but tenant vouchers are eligible), meet income requirements on website. Risk assessment and inspection services available to those who are not income eligible
    • To apply, download application online and return to SRC in person or via email
  • Silver and Safe: Grants for fall prevention.
    • Services: healthy home assessment and energy audit, raised comfort height toilets, proper lighting and switch accessibility, stairway railings, bathroom grab bars, pest management, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, entrance and exit safety, environmental hazards (mold or lead).
    • Eligibility: live in Hennepin County, 65+ years old, at 50% or less of state median income
  • Baby Safe at Home: No cost home visit to eligible households to identify hazards in home and provide safety items to protect your baby
    • Eligibility: household member that is under 6 years old or visits frequently, or household member that is pregnant., live in Hennepin County, home built before 1978 with peeling paint on original windows, meet income guidelines listed online.
    • Call (612) 872-3281 to schedule in-home visit
  • Phone: (612) 870-4255
  • Address: 1081 Tenth Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Senior Community Services: Low-cost chores for adults over 60 years old. Cost dependent on income, but no max income level

  • Housekeeping: floors, dusting, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, and running small errands like grocery shopping. Scheduled on a regular basis
  • Minor repairs/handyperson tasks: small repairs that do not require a permit and can be complete in a day. Plumbing and electrical repairs that do not require a licensed electrician or plumber. Minor carpentry, checking/replacing smoke alarms, repairing windows/doors, and more. Snow removal and lawn mowing
  • Home safety: free in-home safety checks, coordinate improvements like grab bars, improved lighting, reducing tripping hazards, etc.
  • Painting: small indoor and outdoor painting jobs
  • Covers all service areas of CEAP and more. List on website. Apply online or download and print application
  • Phone: (952) 746-4046
  • Address: 10201 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 335 Minnetonka, MN 55305


  • Furniture bank: gently used furniture and home items to help individuals and families furnish their homes
    Requires referral from caseworker. List of referral agencies on Bridging’s website under “Agency Finder”. CEAP is not a referral agency for Bridging.  

  • Phone: (952) 888-1105

  • Locations in Bloomington and Roseville

Renter Resources

HOME Line: Free and low cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services for renters.

  • Phone: (612) 728-5767 

RentHelpMN: Currently not accepting applications.

  • Phone: 211

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County: Energy, Water, Financial Literacy, Vehicle Repair, Rental, and Homebuyer assistance and services.  

  • Phone: (952) 933-9639
  • Address: 8800 HWY 7, #403 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426