Whether you need to find affordable housing, purchase your first home, fix up your existing home, or talk with someone about preventing foreclosure, there are programs designed to assist you. Use the tabs below to find out more information on the assistance you need.
A Brush with Kindness - This is a program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity that helps low-income homeowners struggling to restore and maintain a safe and decent place to live.
Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) - Helps homeowners find funding to fix their homes.
Hearts and Hammers - A private non-profit organization that provides exterior painting and home improvement assistance for seniors and the physically disabled.
Merrick Community Services - A nonprofit organization that provides services to East Side neighborhoods. Their services focus on reducing the effects of poverty and helping to maintain independence for community members.
Metro Paint-a-Thon - On the first weekend in August, Metro Paint-A-Thon rallies volunteer teams from corporations, congregations, and civic groups to paint the homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
Ramsey County FirstHome - assists first-time and first-generation homebuyers with low-to-moderate incomes who are purchasing homes in suburban Ramsey County.
Ramsey County Home Improvement Programs - Find deferred loan programs to fix up homes
HOME Line - This is a nonprofit Minnesota statewide tenant advocacy organization with many online resources for renters.
HousingLink - Find rental housing in Maplewood and throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office - The office’s website contains a section on Landlord and Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities. The city cannot act as a tenant advocate or provide legal advice to tenants or landlords.
Ramsey County District Court - Minnesota Statute 504B.385 allows renters to file a Rent Escrow Action against their landlord if they are not maintaining the property. The Second District Court can give you more information on how to do this; call 651-266-8230.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services - Free legal resources to low-income and seniors (60 and older) in a full range of civil matters.
211UnitedWay – find help with emergency shelter, food, or public benefits or call the 24/7 confidential hotline at 2-1-1.
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties – Energy bill assistance
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties – Help with money, jobs or transportation.
Minnesota Help - This is an all-purpose site that offers a comprehensive database of local community resources for consumers, caregivers, and service providers. You can search for resources by using keywords or by selecting topics.
Ramsey County Housing Services & Support - works with a variety of local agencies to provide resources for people experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or needing emergency assistance to stay in their homes.
Senior Housing Guide provides a comprehensive list of housing options for seniors in the 11-county metropolitan area and for the entire state.
Senior LinkAge Line® - This is a free telephone information (1-800-333-2433) service, which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services.