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Dakota County residents may call the Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 if they need:

There are three different agencies that answer calls from the Crisis Line

For families and single adults
Call the Dakota County Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 and press 1 to be directed to Dakota County Intake.

For youth
Call the Dakota County Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 and press 2. You will be directed to The Link.

For domestic violence or sexual assault victims
Call the Dakota County Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 and press 3. You will be directed to 360 Communities’ Lewis House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

How the Housing Crisis Line works
Step 1: Resolve the crisis
Intake staff will work with you to best resolve your housing crisis.

•   Prevent an eviction
•   Access emergency shelter
•   Explore alternative resources
Step 2: Complete an assessment
If you are placed in an emergency shelter or are placed on a shelter waiting list, an assessment will be done completed to determine your ongoing needs. 
Step 3:  Connect to a housing opportunity
Once assessed, your name will be placed on a central Housing Waitlist. You will be matched to a housing resource that best meets your needs when one becomes available.

More resources
Dakota County residents can also contact the Dakota County Community Development Agency at 651-675-4400. The Community Development Agency offers a variety of housing and rental assistance programs for eligible residents.

For People Inc. Street Outreach, a service to connect people living outside (in vehicles or camping) to connect with Housing Crisis services, please call 651-249-1195. maintains a regularly updated and searchable inventory of affordable housing vacancies in Dakota County.

If you are interested in learning more or want to be involved in ending homelessness, please visit our Affordable Housing Coalition page.

HomelessPreventionShelterEligibilityFactSheet.pdfHomeless Prevention and Shelter Eligibility Fact Sheet

Last updated: 9/9/2016 10:45 AM