These are resources for artists looking for assistance with renting, home ownership or emergency housing issues in Minnesota. This is not a comprehensive list and is intended for reference only. It is not an endorsement of these services or organizations.
- Looking for housing: MN Housing Partnership promotes homes for all Minnesotans and assists Minnesota communities by offering comprehensive online resources for renters, homebuyers, homelessness, legal issues, and region-specific issues.
- For renters: A statewide directory of affordable rental vacancies.
- For home-buyers: A directory of frequently used resources for subsidized housing, home renting, and landlord resources.
MN Homeownership Center
Homebuyer Handbook for Artists and Independent Workers in Minnesota [PDF]. A 20-page handbook created by Springboard for the Arts with the Minnesota Homeownership Center outlining the home-buying process. Downloadable as a PDF.
Reports & Resources: The Minnesota Homeownership Center empowers homeowners, homebuyers and communities to make smarter choices through their research of the housing market and resources for professionals and homeowners.
- Handbook of the Streets, Minneapolis and St. Paul: Digital PDF copies available for free on the website. Physical copies of this resource for people experiencing homelessness are available free to people in need. People experiencing homelessness may get a free copy by coming to St. Stephen's Human Services (2309 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis 55404, 8:30AM-4PM Mon-Fri).
- Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative: Beacon is an interfaith collaborative of congregations committed to ending homelessness that offers housing and emergency services for families and individuals.
- Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis: Catholic Charities provides shelter, meals, and the opportunity to find a job, secure a stable home and medical care for those who need it through their multiple resource, emergency, and housing centers. For immediate assistance, call 651-291-0211.
- Crisis Housing: MN Housing Partnership offers a flexible pool of money that provides short-term housing assistance to persons with a serious and persistent mental illness whose income is being used to pay for an inpatient psychiatric treatment of 90 days or less.
- United Way 2-1-1: United Way 2-1-1 is free referral line offering information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more. United Way 2-1-1 may also have staff available to speak Hmong, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.