Tenant Resource Center

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Tenant Resource Center

A collaborative resource for Hennepin County tenant needs.

 

About

The Tenant Resource Center supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness through a collaborative partnership between community, non-profits, government, and higher education. The goal of the resource center is to help people maintain stability in their housing situation and avoid the “service run around” that sometimes comes with the need to access multiple community resources to ensure stability in housing.

Services

The Tenant Resource Center is a collaborative effort, bringing together several community providers to help Hennepin County residents with tenant-related issues and concerns. Services include:

  • eviction and homelessness prevention

  • emergency assistance

  • mediation 

  • workforce

  • legal assistance

Location

The Tenant Resource Center will not be holding in-person office hours during the pandemic.

Hours

The Tenant Resource Center will be taking calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week at

612-302-3180. Please leave a message and we will respond within one business day.

 Frequently Asked Questions

What information should I know before I call?

We recommend bringing:

  • A copy of your lease and your landlord or property manager’s information

  • Proof of an emergency if applying for emergency assistance. This could be an eviction notice, pre eviction notice, late rent letter, or the like.

  • Proof of income - including pay stub, social security information, appointment letter or proof of employment start date

  • If you haven’t applied for emergency assistance before, please bring a birth certificate for any minors in your household, school verification for older children

  • Utility bill may also be applicable

Is printing available on site?

Yes! If you need to print a copy of something such as proof of income, we have printers on site for you to utilize free of charge.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Currently, phone calls are taken at any time. No in-person appointments are being made.

Virtual Tool

Coming soon!

A website to help you understand resources and rights as a tenant.

  • finding resources when being evicted

  • legal help

  • tenants’ rights

  • mediation information

  • more!