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Rice County Social Services Department

Address:
320 3rd St NW
Faribault, MN 55021

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(507) 332-6115

Website:
http://www.co.rice.mn.us

Services:
Emergency Assistance (EA) is a program that helps families with children under age 21 and pregnant women who are in an emergency situation. EA can give emergency help for 30 days in a 12 month period.

Hours:
Program Hours:Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Eligibility:
Families with children and pregnant women who may lose shelter or have a utility shut off


Community Action Center of Northfield

Address:
1651 Jefferson Pkwy HS-200
Northfield, MN 55057

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 664-3550

Website:
http://www.communityactioncenter.org

Services:
May provide a small interest-free loan to assist in preventing an eviction - - Because funding is limited, requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, most individuals and families will be referred to other agencies first

Hours:
Program Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 12 pm 1 pm - 5 pm Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm 1 pm - 7 pm

Eligibility:
Residency in Northfield School District (which includes Northfield, Castle Rock, Dennison, Dundas and Webster), with household income to 200% of federal poverty guidelines


Life Style Inc

Address:
311 N Cedar Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 451-8524

Website:
http://lifestyleinc.net

Services:
Follow each link for more information: Listed vacancies All rentals sorted by city/county Cooperative housing

Hours:
Site Hours:Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Eligibility:
Anyone looking for subsidized housing or housing that will accept Section 8 vouchers, eligibility varies by rental - see website or call for more information


Neighborhood Service Center

Address:
203 3rd Ave NW
Waseca, MN 56093

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 833-4119

Website:
https://m.facebook.com/wansc.org/

Services:
- Available on an emergency only basis - - - As funds are available - - - At the discretion of the Neighborhood Service Center director - - - Assistance will be considered for utility bill, rent, mortgage, medications, other if needed - - - Can help pay up to $150 in rent, mortgage, and utilities - - - $500 life time maximum - - - No gas vouchers available

Eligibility:
Income guidelines; residents of Waseca county


The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.

-- H L Mencken

Waseca County Veterans Services

Address:
307 N State St
Waseca, MN 56093

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 835-0680

Website:
http://www.co.waseca.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=134

Services:
Advises and assists veterans and their dependents with all state and federal veterans benefits, such as: - - - Burial benefits - - Service-connected disability compensation - - Veteran survivor insurance - - Veteran/Military health insurance - - G.I. Bill educational training - - G.I. Life Insurance - - Home loan guaranteed by the U.S.D.V.A. - - Transportation to VA Medical Center - - Outpatient medical care through the V.A. - - Financial assistance through the V.A. for dental work - - Survivors and dependents education - - “State Soldiers Assistance Program” (SSAP): provides veterans who are unable to work as a result of temporary disability with cash assistance toward housing (rent, mortgage, and utilities) and other personal needs. There are strict income and asset requirements. - - Information about and referrals to other service agencies for chemical dependency treatment and vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility:
Veterans, widows and orphans of veterans and active military and their dependents; primarily serves Waseca County


Le Sueur County Department of Human

Address:
88 S Park Ave
Le Center, MN 56057

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 357-8288

Website:
http://www.co.le-sueur.mn.us/departments/human_services/index.php

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


That's why many fail-because they don't get started-they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

-- W Clement Stone

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance

Address:
22 6th St E
Mantorville, MN 55955

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 923-2900

Website:
http://mnprairie.org/232/Emergency-assistance

Services:
The County Emergency Assistance (EA) can help families with a minor child or a pregnant woman to resolve an immediate crisis. This is a county program and allowable services, eligibility, and utilization policy vary from county to county.

Hours:
Program Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday 8 am - 7 pm

Eligibility:
Serves Dodge, Steele, and Waseca County residents who have minors (under age 18) in their household


Cap Agency

Address:
2496 145th St W
Rosemount, MN 55068

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 496-2125

Website:
http://www.capagency.org

Services:
Helps individuals and families get through an immediate crisis when all other resources have been exhausted. As funding is available, recipients may receive up to $1,000. Provides financial assistance for rent payment, rental deposit and mortgage payment. Checks are written to landlords.

Eligibility:
- Individuals ages 18 and older and families who have been residents of Carver and Scott counties for at least 30 days (if this is not the case and they cannot get help from the county they came from, CAP Agency will try to help them, though) - Must be homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless - Income must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines


Nicollet County Human Services

Address:
622 S Front St
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(507) 934-8559

Website:
http://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/187/Human-Services

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


Minnesota WorkForce Center - Shakopee

Address:
1840
Shakopee, MN 55379

Map & Directions

(36 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(952) 496-8686

Website:
http://www.scottcountymn.gov/296/Economic-Assistance

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.


I've run less risk driving my way across country than eating my way across it.

-- Duncan Hines

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