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Facing a Financial Crisis

​The current economic downturn has affected many families. The resource below will help those facing unemployment, foreclosure or any other difficult financial situation.


  • University of Minnesota-Extension: The site offers numerous articles for getting through tough times. A book, Adjusting to Suddenly Reduced Income, is also available.
Financial Assistance, Energy and Food Support
In addition to Dakota and Scott counties, the following non-profits offer financial and food assistance:
Community Resources
These resources help you stretch out your budget during tough financial times:

UsedShopping.pdfShopping Used in Dakota County: A directory of second-hand stores and places to rent tools and appliances.
DressSuccessBudget.pdfDress for Success on a Budget: Resources to help you make a positive first impression on a job interview.

Mortgage Foreclosure and Prevention
There are many ways to prevent mortgage foreclosure. These sites offer counseling and programs to assist you:
Rental Housing
These resources can help you find affordable rental housing or give you a leg up on settling rental disputes.
Bankruptcy can help residents and businesses eliminate their debts or repay them under protection of the court. These resources will help you through the process to see if bankruptcy will work for you:

Find helpful resources through the Minnesota Workforce Center.

Last updated: 2/1/2016 10:06 AM