Address:600 E 4th StChaska, MN 55318Map & Directions
(1 Mile Away)
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: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:14700 Martin DrEden Prairie, MN 55344Map & Directions
Services: Case management support to qualifying Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents only. Intake and screening necessary. Financial assistance may include: - - - Housing/Homelessness prevention support. Clients are expected to participate in goal planning for optimum results. This is a partnership program that is available to create stability to qualified individuals and families. - - - Mortgage or rent assistance - - - Utilities - - - Medical bills - - - Youth scholarships - - - Car repairs - - - Other support may be available
Eligibility: Residents of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen only
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:12990 St Davids RdHopkins, MN 55305Map & Directions
Services: Limited emergency financial assistance for housing, damage deposits and some other needs. Funding is granted on a case by case basis and needs to solve the problem with no recurrence likely. Call first to determine if client needs are eligible for assistance.
Hours: Site Hours:10 am - 4 pm and 5 pm - 6:30 pm Monday; 10am-4pm Wednesday; 10 am - 2:30 pm Thursday and Friday; 10 am - 2:30 pm 1st and 3rd Saturday
Eligibility: Persons in need who are residents of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Shorewood and Woodland
Address:9600 Aldrich Ave SMinneapolis, MN 55420Map & Directions
Services: Provides resources and referrals with a focus on housing stability. Based on need and funds available, financial assistance may be provided to help maintain housing stability and may include: Mortgage and rent assistance Car repair Utility bill assistance Emergency bus tokens/gas vouchers Licensed social workers on staff provide information and referrals, with limited case management
Eligibility: Limited income individuals and families living in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and part of south Minneapolis (south of 50th Street, west of Cedar Avenue)
Address:1000 E 80th StMinneapolis, MN 55420Map & Directions
Services: Housing information, referrals and advocacy by appointment - - HousingLink resources: Housing Referral Service registration on-line, hList, directories
Eligibility: Services provided to all victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Target areas of Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, and St. Louis Park.
Address:2905 Northwest Blvd #150Minneapolis, MN 55441Map & Directions
Services: Provides subsidized, market rate and senior housing units throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Eligibility: Residents of Minnesota and Wisconsin
Address:3400 Plymouth BlvdMinneapolis, MN 55447Map & Directions
Services: - First time home buyer program (home must be located in Plymouth) - - - Home improvement loan program (Plymouth residents only) - - - HousingLink resources - - - Market rate senior housing - - - Section 8 housing vouchers - - - Subsidized senior housing - - - Rental information for the city of Plymouth - - NOTE: Current waiting lists for both Section 8 and Senior Housing
Eligibility: - Persons who meet income guidelines; primarily serves residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Scott counties
- NOTE: First Time Home Buyer Program and Home Improvement Loan Program are for residents of Plymouth only