Metro Shelter Hotline — 1-888-234-1329
A 24-hour hotline for families and singles regarding shelter vacancies throughout the Metro area.
Lewis House (Domestic Violence Shelter) — Eagan 651-452-7288; Hastings 651-437-1291
Emergency shelter for woman with children and/or single women who have been victimized by domestic violence.
Cochran House — Hastings 651-437-4585
Emergency shelter for single men 18+
Sharing & Caring Hands — Minneapolis 612-338-4640
Shelter for families with 2 or more children.
Families Moving Forward — Minneapolis 612-529-2185
Temporary shelter for families.
Catholic Charities Dorothy Day Center — St. Paul 651-647-2350
Emergency shelter and temporary housing for singles experiencing homelessness
Union Gospel Mission — St. Paul 651-228-1800
Emergency shelter and temporary housing for single men experiencing homelessness
Matrix Emergency Shelter – 651-319-2153
Emergency shelter services for people who are 18 and older, are connected to Dakota County and need a safe place to sleep at night. The shelter will be located at various sites in Dakota County from 6 p.m.–8 a.m daily.
Community Development Agency (CDA) — 651-675-4400
Subsidized and affordable housing; scattered-site public housing, workforce housing, senior housing, housing choice vouchers (Section 8).
United Way Housing Assistance — 651-554-5808
Rental assistance for a short period of time, up to 12 months maximum. Family must have reasonable resources to overcome a short-term housing crisis. Does not assist with back rent
360 Communities — 952-985-5300
Limited housing assistance to prevent homeless if Emergency Assistance is used or ineligible.
Neighbors — 651-455-5000
Must be a resident in the service area (northern Dakota County). Short-term assistance for persons at risk of eviction or utility shut-off.
Hastings Family Services —651-437-7134
Must be a resident of Hastings. Small grants to resolve an emergency
Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency — 651-322-3500
Eviction prevention assistance for persons who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
C.O.R.E Drop In — 612-205-7944
Drop in center for youth who are at-risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness to get help with basic needs (food, clothes, shower, laundry, etc.) and connect to case management and longer term services such as housing. Located at Grace Lutheran Church, 7800 W County Road 42, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Drop-in services available Monday-Friday from 2-5 p.m.
Housing Search Resources
ThisWeek/MnSun/Rosemount Town Pages
Rental classifieds section of the local papers. The only downside is that you can’t do a city-by-city search—it’s the whole metro.
See housing vacancies, subsidized housing options are listed too.
Search for housing from private landlords.
For Rent by Owner
Search for rental properties posted by private landlords.
View and apply for affordable housing throughout the Metro area.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Maintains a rural vacancy list and many of the properties offer project-based subsidies where the tenant pays 30 percent of their monthly income toward rent. These are towns like Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Waconia, Norwood/Young America. You can do a sort by county, and there are a variety of vacancies across the state.
Dakota County Community Development Agency — 651-675-4400
Apply to open waiting lists for housing. They also have a Workforce Housing Program. Minimum household income applies. You must apply in person at 1228 Town Center Drive, Eagan.