Areas of Practice
  • Aging
  • HIV
Provider Service Categories
  • Housing Services
Multiple Counties
Multiple locations
Summary of Services Provided

The mission of HousingLink is “Connecting people to affordable rental homes, increasing choice and access for all.” To accomplish this HousingLink operates their award winning website where anyone can search for affordable rental housing vacancies and waiting list openings in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities suburbs, and throughout all of Minnesota. Landlords and property managers use our website to advertise their rental housing openings for free. Staff at human service agencies in Minnesota use HousingLink’s resources to help their clients overcome barriers to their housing search, and to answer questions about subsidized housing programs in Minnesota. HousingLink also publishes the status of subsidized housing waiting lists in the Twin Cities through the Housing Authority Waiting List. Finally, HousingLink conducts research that is used by policymakers and research organizations to shape affordable housing policy in the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota.

What do you mean by affordable housing?
1. Housing that fits your income and budget (not costing more than 30-40% of your gross income).
2. Subsidized housing where you pay a percentage of your income for rent.

Does HousingLink only serve low-to-moderate income renters?
HousingLink’s website primarily targets low-to-moderate income renters. However, it is used by all renters who want reasonably priced rental apartments, houses, townhomes, duplexes, and condos. Many people also use the HousingLink website to get rental housing information and education.

Can I call HousingLink for help?
HousingLink recommends that folks first try to use the website to see if it has the information you need. If it doesn’t, you are welcome to call the main number at 612-522-2500. If you call, please be at your computer.

What should I do if I need one-on-one help?
There are a number of service agencies in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout the Twin Cities metro area that can provide assistance. To identify an appropriate service agency, call United Way at 651-291-0211.

Appointment Formats
Business Hours
24 Hours

Website available 24 Hours

Payment Options
No Fee