HOUSING

Where a person lives is more than just their house or apartment – it’s their home and their place in the community. Housing Services helps people navigate the process of applying for financial assistance to prevent eviction, and helps steer qualified individuals through the process of securing housing. The program also has very limited temporary shelter funds for qualified people experiencing a gap in housing. Clients gain the confidence they need to maintain their housing because we understand where they are on their journey and meet them there, helping them to set realistic goals and directing them to the tools and resources that can help them along the way.

SCOTT AND CARVER COUNTY RESOURCES: 

Scott/Carver Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) provides supportive services and/or financial assistance to families, youth and singles that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

All applicants must call 211 to be prescreened for our housing assistance.

  • Helps with damage deposits or first month’s rent for eligible individuals
  • Provides resources for housing search
  • Assists with current rent

Eligibility:

  • Prescreened by 211
  • Currently in a housing crisis
  • Monthly gross income that is at or below 200% of federal poverty guideline
Additional Resources:

DAKOTA COUNTY RESOURCES:

Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) provides supportive services and/or financial assistance to families, youth and singles that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

  • Helps with first month’s rent for eligible individuals
  • Provides resources for housing search
  • Assists with current rent

Eligibility:

  • Currently in a housing crisis
  • Monthly gross income that is at or below 200% of federal poverty guideline

To apply: For more information, please call 651-322-3474.

Dakota County Homeless Assistance:

If you are experiencing homelessness, please call the Dakota County Resource Line for more information or resources at 651-554-5751 or visit www.co.dakota.mn.us (search housing).

Coordinated Entry is a regional system that refers families and individuals experiencing homelessness to available resources. Dakota County is part of the Suburban Metro Area Continuum of CARE (SMAC) and households need to complete a Coordinated Entry Assessment to be placed on their resource priority list.

The Dakota County Housing Resource Line cannot schedule or complete assessments. Specific eligibility for the assessment can be found on SMAC’s website but generally requires circumstances that include living in a place not meant for human habitation or residing in an emergency shelter.

If an individual believes that they meet these requirements, they should work with their Housing case manager to complete a Coordinated Entry assessment. If they do not have a Housing case manager but believe that they are eligible, then they can contact the following agencies:

CAP Agency Housing Units:

CAP Agency owns and manages limited housing for qualified individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our housing is located in South St. Paul, Burnsville, and Savage.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity:

Looking for a pathway to affordable homeownership or need assistance in preventing foreclosure?

With a steadfast commitment to building strong, stable communities, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity offers a range of programs designed to empower individuals and families on their journey toward sustainable homeownership.

Through the TCHFH homeownership program, qualifying families can access affordable mortgage options and receive comprehensive support every step of the way, from financial education to home maintenance training. The TCHFH team works tirelessly to ensure that homeownership remains within reach for all, regardless of income or background.

In addition, the TCHFH foreclosure prevention programs provide vital assistance to homeowners facing financial hardship, offering guidance, resources, and advocacy to help families stay in their homes and regain financial stability.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home. For more detail information, please visit Homeownership | Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (tchabitat.org).

Additional Dakota County housing resources: First call 211 for help

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