Dakota County residents may call the Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 if they need:
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.
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.
For eviction prevention services
Call the Dakota County Housing Crisis Line at 651-554-5751 and press 4. You will be directed to the Community Action Partnership Agency (CAP) of Scott, Carver and Dakota counties.
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 in an emergency shelter, placed on the shelter waitlist, or long-term homeless, a standardized assessment will be completed to determine your on-going needs.
Step 3: Connect to a housing opportunity
Once assessed, your name will be placed on a central Housing Priority List. You will be considered for supportive housing openings upon availability and eligibility.
If you have questions about the Housing Crisis Line or Coordinated Entry, see the Frequently Asked Questions or visit the Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care website.
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 Ally Street Outreach, a service to connect people living outside (in vehicles or camping) with Housing Crisis services, please call or text 612-875-9683.
HousingLink.org 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.
Homeless Prevention and Shelter Eligibility Fact Sheet