This section includes general and COVID specific resources from county, state, and community programs to support home owners, tenants, and houseless individuals. 

Families First housing pilot

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.

Emergency assistance

Applicants can apply 2 times a year instead of once a year as usual now due to COVID19. 

Suspending Evictions

If you believe your landlord is violating this order, complete this on-line complaint form.

The Safe Space

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

CDC Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on Covid-19 (Issued March 9, 2020)

covid-19 emergency assistance

Ramsey County residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and need help paying for housing costs may be eligible for Emergency Assistance.

East Side Financial Center

Services are Financial Counceling …

American Indian family center

Thinica Owichakiyapi Thipi : If you’re on the verge of losing your home, we can provide you immediate help with rent, utilities or security deposits to prevent homelessness.

COVID-19 Resources for Renters

Housing Link resource list.

Housing SERVICES and support

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.

Heading Home Ramsey

HHR is a coalition of social service providers, housing providers, philanthropic partners, business, community, government and citizens working together to create and implement cost effective solutions to ending homelessness

The Community Support Center works

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


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.

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House is suspending our housing crisis clinics, instead offering phone support, triage and then clear next steps to prevent eviction so families can stay stably housed. 

St. Andrews Resource Center

St. Andrews Resource Center has rental assistance (with eligibility requirements) for areas of suburban Ramsey and Washington County.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

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.

Ramsey County Navigators can walk you through the application step-by-step in person or over the phone. Call 651-266-0600 or visit a Service Center.