Housing Resources

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Ramsey County works with a variety of local agencies to provide resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless or need emergency assistance to stay in their homes.

Housing Link has created a COVID-19 resource for renters page including specific information for renters in Minnesota regarding evictions, unemployment insurance, emergency assistance, food, utilities, internet and effective communication with landlords. The resource page tracks the executive orders of Governor Tim Walz regarding evictions and lease terminations during the peacetime emergency, which currently lasts until July 12, 2020. The CARES act imposes a 120-day moratorium (through July 24, 2020) on tenant eviction filings and charging late fees.

Read about Ramsey County's approach to homelessness during COVID-19

Resources for homeless services providers

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued updated guidance for homeless services providers. This updated guidance provides specific information on what shelters can and should do to prepare and what to expect if there is a positive case in your setting.

View signage, posters and fact sheets.

Sheltering community partner meetings

Ramsey County’s Housing Planning Team is hosting a series of meetings to inform shelter service providers and community organizations of the county’s COVID-19 sheltering efforts. Initial meetings included summary findings of capacity needs and challenges and a focused conversation regarding community recommendations for the development of a COVID-19 for Ramsey County.

If you are interested in attending or participating in future meetings, please email Altreisha Foster-Bentho.

Staff responses to housing and homelessness questions (PDF)

Date Video Agenda
April 14, 2020

View the April 14 meeting.

Meeting agenda (PDF)
April 15, 2020

View the April 15 meeting.

Meeting agenda (PDF)


Homelessness prevention resources from community partners

Organization Services Provided Contact
American Indian Family Center Rent assistance. 651-793-3803
Community Support Center Homeless prevention, working with residents of New Brighton, Mounds View, North Oaks, Shoreview and Arden Hills. 651-387-8050
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) Rent assistance and homelessness prevention.  612-746-3550
Face to Face Rent assistance. 651-772-9644
Minnesota Community Care Rent and utility shutoff assistance. 651-266-1290
Neighborhood House Rent and utility shutoff assistance. 651-789-2500
New Brighton Community Support Center Homelessness prevention. 651-387-8050
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church Rent assistance and emergency shelter.  651-762-9124
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Rent assistance. 763-493-3052