Renter Rights and Housing Resources
Know Your Rights as a Renter!
Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities - From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
Are You Victim of Housing Discrimination? - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Home Line - Free legal information for renters 1866-866-3546
Conciliation Court - An explanation of "small claims court"
Resources to help you find the answers to your other housing questions;
What programs are available to help with energy cost or weatherization projects?
United Community Action Partnership - 800-992-1710
Who can I contact regarding emergency assistance options?
- Human Services - 320-523-2202
- Heartland Community Action Agency:
Olivia Office - 320-523-1842 or 1877-992-1710 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Willmar Office - 320-235-0850 or 1800-992-1710 (Monday-Friday)
- Salvation Army - 320-523-3589
- United Way - 1-800-543-7709
- Safe Avenues - 320-523-1015 (domestic situations)
What resources are available for at risk or homeless teenagers?
The Link - 612-287-1640
Face to Face - 651-772-5555
Lutheran Social Services - 651-642-5990
Central Minnesota JOBS and Training Services Youth Workforce Protégé Program - 1800-284-7425
Additional things to consider when looking for a place to live:
A Good Place to Live! - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Citizen's Guide To Radon - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home - EPA, Consumer Product Safety Report & U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development