Address:111 8th StGaylord, MN 55334Map & Directions
Services: Emergency assistance for utility shut offs, foreclosure, and evictions (rent only, no deposit assistance).
Eligibility: Sibley County residents with children under age 21. Can re-apply once every 18 months.
Address:1231 Ford Ave NGlencoe, MN 55336Map & Directions
Services: - Able to use once every 12 months - - - Individual must not have quit or refused a job within the past 30 days - - - Vendor payment made to landlord or utility company - - - Assists with electric service payment assistance, first month's rent payment assistance, gas service payment assistance, heating fuel payment assistance, rental deposit assistance, utility deposit assistance, and water service payment assistance
Eligibility: - Single adults and married adults without children who have been residents of Minnesota for at least 30 days
- Must have income less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline for the previous calendar year
Address:622 S Front StSaint Peter, MN 56082Map & Directions
Services: Emergency assistance is short-term, one-time assistance for persons in a financial crisis because of fire, flood, storm, illness, accident, theft, utility shut-off, eviction, foreclosure, moving expense, necessary home repairs, or need for furniture or appliance replacement or repair. Able to use once a year only. - - NOTE: Client may also be eligible for Emergency Assistance and/or Emergency Medical Assistance.
Eligibility: Residents of Nicollet County
Address:500 S Maple StWaconia, MN 55387Map & Directions
Services: Helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for cancer. Pays essential living expenses (car repair, electricity, heat, medical, mortgage, phone, rent, and water) so patients can focus on getting well. Maximum payment for patients receiving treatment is $1,500/year. Prefers to pay larger bills instead of multiple smaller bills. If a bill exceeds $1,500, the organization will pay $1,500 towards the bill. Financial assistance is provided directly to the creditor, not the individual requesting it.
Eligibility: Women undergoing treatment for cancer (breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian and uterine) who are patients at Buffalo Hospital, Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center - HCMC, Maple Grove Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Monticello Cancer Center, North Memorial Health Care, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center, Unity Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center
Address:88 S Park AveLe Center, MN 56057Map & Directions
Services: - Available once every 12 months depending on availability of funds
- - - Applicant cannot be a current recipient of DWP of MFIP
- - - Applicant must not have refused to accept employment or quit a job without good cause
- - - Applicant must be without resources to meet the emergency need
- - - Assistance provided must resolve the crisis and enhance the stability of the unit
- - - Applicant must have spent at least 50% of their income in the last 60 days towards basic need items. If emergency is a utility disconnection, applicant must have made at least one payment to the vendor in the past 12 months.
- - - Financial aid is provided in the form of direct payment to the vendor
- - - Car Repair and Expenses: Financial assistance provided for expenses necessary for the safety or to abide by the law to maintain a vehicle to maintain employment may be paid. Proof of current insurance and title showing the vehicle belongs to the applicant must be presented. These expenses will be paid only if no other vehicle is available for use to maintain/search for employment or use of another vehicle available would result in another person in the applicant's household losing their employment. Car must be certified by a mechanic that the vehicle will be safe to drive after the repairs are made prior to the work being done.
- - - Mortgage: When a home is owned, occupied and maintained by the applicant, funds may be issued for mortgage or contract for deed (balloon payment, insurance or property tax delinquencies) arrears. May only be issued when no subsequent foreclosure action is expected within the 12 months following the issuance. May only be issued when the applicant has been refused refinancing through a bank or other lending instituion.
- - - Moving Expenses: For expenses incurred when a unit must move to a different shelter. Includes cost to transport personal property belonging to the unit and and cost for utility connection.
- - - Property Taxes: When a home is owned, occupied and maintained by the applicant, funds may be issued for back taxes in instances of foreclosue or forfeiture of property
- - - Rent Payment: Funds provided to prevent eviction from rented or leased shelter. Will not be issued for rent unless the applicant is named as a lessee on the lease/sublease. Will not be issued for payment of late fees.
- - - Rental/Utility Deposit: Amount eligible for damage deposit is equal to no more than the amount of one month of the rent. Financial assistance is limited to one month of rent and a damage deposit for entry into a new rental agreement. Assistance will not be issued for a damage deposit after the applicant has already moved into the rented or leased shelter. Assistance will not be issued for a damage deposit when an applicant is not named as a lessee on the lease/sublease.
- - - Utilities: Funds provided for utility costs when an otherwise eligible applicant has had a termination or is threatened with a termination of municipal water and sewer service, electric, gas or heating fuel service, or refuse removal service, or lacks wood when that is the heating source NOTE: Client may also be eligible for Emergency Assistance, and/or Emergency Medical Assistance.
Eligibility: - Individuals and married couples not pregnant nor parents of children under age 18
- Annual net income must be at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guideline for the previous year
Address:105 2nd Ave SW #2Hutchinson, MN 55350Map & Directions
Services: Through a voucher system administered by on-call volunteers from member churches, funds are set up to help those who fall in between the cracks of other assistance. Vouchers are provided for electric service, gas money, gas service, heating fuel, rental deposit assistance, rent payment assistance and water service. Vouchers do not cover the amount of a total client's bill, the client must pay some of the bill on their own. Volunteers provide spiritual ministry as well as ministry of meeting requesting person's basic needs for emergency food and shelter.
Eligibility: - Residents of McLeod County who have been denied assistance by McLeod County Social Services and Heartland (through Salvation Army)
Address:600 E 4th StChaska, MN 55318Map & Directions
Services: The family unit must use all available resources to resolve the emergency. These resources include: - - - All liquid assets of the household - - - Income the family unit will receive in time to help with the emergency - - - Other funds for which the family is eligible - - Individuals currently enrolled in a Divisionary Work Program are ineligible for Emergency Assistance. Individuals who are currently eligible for or have used EGA and/or EMSA in the previous 12 months are ineligible for Emergency Assistance. Emergency Assistance funds are available once in a lifetime for each family unit. All individual adult members living in a family unit that receives EA in Carver County are considered to have used their once in a lifetime EA in Carver County. All emergency assistance payments will be made in the form of vendor payaments. - - Emergency Assistance for Home Repairs: - A member of the family unit must own and live in the home. The client must document the need for repair. The request must be to repair the roof, foundation, wiring, heating system (including chimney), or water and sewer system. The request must be reasonable when considering the condition of the home against alternative cost-effective housing. The family unit must be denied refinancing of their mortgage to cover repair costs. The county must determine if alternative resources are available for all or part of the repair cost. The client must provide at least one estimate of the repair cost. The county may require two additional esitamtes if it determines the first one is excessive. There must be a written agreement between the county and the vendor regarding the repair needs and cost of repair. The vendor must complete the work before payment is made. EA funds can only be used when the county authorized the payment before the repair was made, unless the emergency needs for the repair occurred when the county was closed (i.e., a broken water pipe on a weekend). - - Emergency Assistance for Moving Expenses: - Moving expenses include costs for transportation of personal property, utility hookups and deposits. The client must be able to afford the new housing. Total shelter costs must not exceed 75% of the family unit's net income. The move must be due to denial of EA to to pay existing shelter costs and the county has determined that moving will resolve the emergency. The county must authorize expenses before the family unit incurs them. - - Emergency Assistance for Shelter: - Total shelter costs must not exceed 75% of the family unit's net income. An unlawful detainer is required. If eligible for EA, the actual costs involved for the unlawful detainer would be above the maximum payment allowed. For family units facing loss of shelter, the county will determine if a family unit's income is enough to pay the rent and utility costs of their present residence. If there is not enough income, EA will be denied. For family units with no existing shelter, EA is available for shelter costs, which may include damage deposits. - - Emergency Assistance for Utility Bills: - The family unit must have received a final shut-off notice. Utility costs are defined as expenses for natural gas, electricity, fuel oil and firewood. The utility service must verify it will continue or restore service based on receipt of the EA payment and any other payment. The percentage of the family unit's gross income paid toward utility costs in the month of application and the prior three months must be verified. Actual months can be used if the family unit had no utility obligations for part of this period. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments or other payments made on the family unit's behalf are not counted as payments made by the family unit. The family unit must have paid at least 8% of its gross income toward utility costs in order to be eligible for EA. - - Emergency Assistance to Prevent Foreclosure: - Family units may request aid for an arrearage on contract-for-deed or mortgage payments when a foreclosure action occurs. The family unit must own, occupy and maintain the home. The family unit's anticipated income must be enough to pay housing costs over the next 12 months. The family unit must verify that a lending institution denied refinancing. The family unit must have paid 40% of its gross income toward housing costs in the month of application and the three-month period immediately proceeding the month of application.
Hours: Program Hours:8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday; after hours by appointment
Eligibility: - Caregivers with children under age 18 who are living with them
- Pregnant women
- An eligible family member must have been a resident of Carver County for a minimum of 30 consecutive days
- Household income must be less than 200% of Poverty Level. Income is annualized based upon income received in the current month and one month prior to application.
Address:1840Shakopee, MN 55379Map & Directions
Services: - Available once every 36 months - - - Issuance of funds must resolve the emergency, not just delay it - - - If payment plan arrangements can be made for a portion of or the entire requested amount, this will be the first option in resolving the crisis - - - Vendor-direct or protective payments are provided - - - Crisis must not be caused by a family member's refusing or quitting employment or training for employment without good cause, within the past 60 days - - - If funds are being issued for housing expenses, the family's basic need expenses must be affordable, as defined herein, on a monthly basis. Monthly housing/utility costs cannot exceed 70% of the family's net monthly income. - - - Funds are limited. If funds have been exhausted, no applications will be taken. - - Crisis Funds may be used for: Electric service payment assistance Gas service payment assistance Heating fuel payment assistance Rental deposit assistance (Except for damage deposits in excess of one month's rent. Also does not provide a portion of the rent payment that was intended to cover an unpaid damage deposit.) Rent payment assistance Utility deposit assistance (maximum payment of $750, or the emergency amount negotiated with the utility company, whichever is less) Water service payment assistance
Hours: Program Hours:8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday; extended hours may be available by appointment
Eligibility: - Families who are residents of Scott County
- Family income must be below 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG). Income considered is for the current month and for the period of 60 days prior to the date of application.
Address:5213 Shoreline DrMound, MN 55364Map & Directions
Services: - Assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities for residents of the service area. Must resolve the situation and may only be used once a year.
- - - Temporary financial assistance with gasoline for car and bus pass for residents of the service area.
- - - Family support services, resource and referral
Eligibility: Low income persons residing in Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, western Orono, Rockford, Spring Park, Saint Bonifacius, and Tonka Bay
Address:422 Belgrade Ave #102Mankato, MN 56003Map & Directions
Services: Rent assistance for income-eligible families. - - Eligible families and individuals select their own rental units. These units must meet the program's housing quality standards (compliance is determined by a physical inspection of the rental unit) and landlords must be willing to participate in the program. - - Tenants receive rental assistance based on income and household size. Eligible families or individuals pay 30% - 40% of gross annual income toward rent, with South Central MN Multi-County HRA paying the remaining balance.
Eligibility: Residents of Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan counties