Economic + Employment Resources
This section includes general and COVID specific resources from county, state, and community programs to support home owners, tenants, and houseless individuals.
Any families who are in need of rent help there is a Families First housing pilot which if any family has a child in grade PreK-3 and attending a participating school they can get rent help $300 per month for 3 years.
Applicants can apply 2 times a year instead of once a year as usual now due to COVID19.
If you believe your landlord is violating this order, complete this on-line complaint form.
The Safe Space operated by Model Cities is open and accepting shelter guests under relatively normal service. Capacity is slightly reduced for social distancing recommendations.
CDC Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on Covid-19 (Issued March 9, 2020)
Ramsey County residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and need help paying for housing costs may be eligible for Emergency Assistance.
Zuya Wo Ohiya (Journey to Success)
Provides step by step workshops including:
Skill development– Trainings in technology, finance, FAFSA applications, certificate programs and more.
Job exploration– Writing resumes and cover letters, practicing interview skills, job searching and more.
Career advancement– Using networking, personal branding, and more skills to elevate your career.
HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.
RentHelpMN COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance is now open and accepting applications.
Unemployment Insurance- Apply online in English, Hmong, Somali or Spanish.
Ramsey County works with a variety of local agencies to provide resources for people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless or need emergency assistance to stay in their homes.
Provides various services such as COVID-19 Information & Resources, Coordinated Entry (CE), CE and Shelter for Families, CE and Shelter for Single Adults, CE and Shelter for Youth, Emergency Shelter Program for Families, Prevention Assistance, and Cold Weather Resources
The Community Support Center works with residents of New Brighton, Mounds View, North Oaks, Shoreview, or Arden Hills to prevent homelessness, solve financial crises and provide long-term relationships. Phone: 651-387-8050
St. Andrews Resource Center has rental assistance (with eligibility requirements) for areas of suburban Ramsey and Washington County.
helps adults with children, and pregnant women. Those who qualify for Emergency Assistance can receive up to two months payment for their share of rent/mortgage and up to $1,800 in utility assistance.
helps adults without children. Those who qualify for Emergency General Assistance can receive up to two month’s payment for their share of rent/mortgage or utilities, or a combined payment of up to $812.