I need help working out a plan or other agreement with my landlord
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc (CMRS) helps you start a conversation and work out a plan with your landlord. We can help you think through your options and finding the right resources. Email referrals@CMRSmn.org or call 763-561-0173. Leave your name, phone number or email, and a brief description of your situation. A CMRS mediator will be in touch with you.
Conflict Resolution Center provides free mediation services to help renters and landlords talk with each other to resolve housing conflicts. Call 612-822-9883 or submit a mediation request online.
I need help understanding my rights as a tenant
Legal Aid provides free legal services for income qualifying renters at 612-334-5970. Individual tenants can call Legal Aid to get information about their specific situation.
HOME Line provides free and confidential legal advice to all Minneapolis renters. Individual tenant questions can be directed to HOME Line:
- HOME Line's tenant hotline, free & confidential legal advice: 612-728-5767 or email your question to HOME Line housing attorneys.
- HOME Line ofrece servicios en español. Para Español, llame al 612-255-8870.
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LawHelpMN.org contains legal information in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali.
Renter protections - City of Minneapolis - The City has renter protection policies as part of our housing maintenance code.
I am a Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) resident, have a housing choice voucher, or other help paying my rent based on my income
If you receive help paying for your rent based on your income, it is important to report changes in your income right away. MPHA advises households to immediately report any loss of income to their eligibility technician, so that rent can be lowered accordingly and promptly.
- To update changes in your income, use MPHA’s online forms:
More information is available on the MPHA website.
I want to apply for unemployment benefits
If your job has been affected by COVID-19, apply for unemployment benefits right away. Due to current call-wait times, applying online is the quickest option. Learn more about applying for unemployment.