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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