Housing Resources

The RentHelpMN rental assistance program is no longer accepting applications. Currently, we are assisting people who have already submitted an application for rental assistance through RentHelpMN. However, ACER is still connecting people to other housing resources. Contact us:

Office Number: 763-657-7711 | Call our Hotline: 763-307-4731 | Email Us: info@acerinc.org | Office Location: 6800 78th Avenue, Suite 101, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445


Free Legal Help for Renters:

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. Lawyers, law students, and community volunteers give tenants legal advice and options for resolving rental problems. HOME Line serves the entire state of Minnesota and provides bilingual services in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.

You can reach the Tenant Advocates for legal advice at:

(612) 728-5767

…or call us toll-free from Greater MN at:

(866) 866-3546

You can also E-mail an attorney with your questions

Visit the HOME Line Website for more info:

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Get Help Paying Utilities:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

Looking for help with your home energy bills? Click here for contact information in your state or tribe. You can also call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline at 1-866-674-6327.

Visit the USDHH for more info:

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Energy Assistance and Water Assistance Programs:

The Minnesota Commerce Department encourages households that are struggling with utility bills to apply for the Energy Assistance Program, with up to $2,000 available to eligible households. In addition, as part of the Federal relief funding, there is assistance available for household to pay past due water bills. Households can apply for both programs through the Energy Assistance application. For more information and to find your local service provider, go to the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program webpage. You will find the Energy Assistance applications in Somali on this site. You can also call 1-800-657-3710 for more information.

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THomeHelpMN will open for applications this spring to assist homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other housing expenses due to the pandemic. The application period will be open through Friday, June 17, but homeowners should not wait to apply.

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Sky Without Limits Cooperative:

Sky Without Limits is a predominantly low-wage, working-class, and people-of-color community dedicated to building a permanently affordable housing co-op in the Corcoran neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Sky Without Limits is seeking cooperators to join their community. Fill out this form to indicate your interest in living in the Sky Without Limits Cooperative:

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