Community Resources

When renters are at risk of getting evicted, they often stop communicating and disappear. Don’t disappear or stop communicating. Doing so basically forces the landlord to evict. Make sure to communicate well, agree on a date to voluntarily move out, and ask the landlord to not move forward with an eviction.

Find help with eviction prevention through legal assistance by calling 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898-211, or searching the United Way 2-1-1 website

Justice North is a nonprofit civil law firm dedicated to the principle that equal access to justice is a basic human right, regardless of background or circumstances. We open the doors to the legal system to the most vulnerable in our communities by providing critical legal assistance to preserve our clients’ safety, security and stability.

HousingLink was established as a result of the 1995 Hollman v Cisneros Consent Decree, which sought improved housing conditions and greater locational choice for families participating in the Section 8 voucher and public housing programs. One provision of the decree stipulated that an affordable housing information clearinghouse be established to ensure that low-to-moderate income families have access to the affordable housing information they need. HousingLink was organized in 1997 as a 501(c)3 organization to meet this need, and we began providing vacancy information as well as training and support to housing service agencies. Since that time, HousingLink has become Minnesota’s primary source for affordable housing-related openings, data, information and resources.

HousingLink provides information to tenants with landlord listings, fair housing services, legal help for renters, housing tips and much more. The offer a program called Beyond Backgrounds that helps tenants when a landlord is hesitant to offer a rental unit to a prospective tenant due to credit, poor past performance or criminal background records.

Homeless Services

Range Transitional Housing, Inc. (RTH) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides transitional and permanent supportive housing to homeless households in northern St. Louis County, MN.

Currently, RTH uses the St. Louis County Coordinated Entry System, which is the entry point for individuals and families in need of housing. Each week local agencies in Northern St. Louis County fill program openings with people who are registered on the Coordinated Entry list. Anyone who is currently homeless will first need to contact 211 to schedule an assessment.

United Way 2-1-1 is an easy to remember, three digit that families and individuals in Minnesota can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services. 2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resources Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek.

2-1-1 Offers:

  • Food and housing support
  • Mental health and substance abuse resources
  • Legal assistance
  • Youth programs
  • Medical and dental clinics
  • Job training opportunities
  • Household items
  • And much more!!

Housing Stabilization Services

The United Way and its partners strive to stabilize people in crisis through emergency food and housing services. Targeted issues:

  • Hunger and Food Access
  • Stable living environment for individuals and families-transitional and long term
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault

Sometimes individuals and communities face challenges that affect their health and quality of life.

St Louis County Public Health and Human Services works to prevent those challenges and offers a helping hand when life’s obstacles seem insurmountable. We guide people through their challenges and direct them to appropriate resources.

Our goal is to help people achieve a better life. We do this by helping people we serve overcome – or make progress despite – the obstacles blocking their path to self-sufficiency and by working in partnership to improve the health of our entire community.

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was incorporated in April 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established as a Community Action Program (CAP) for the Northeast Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook in response to the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.

AEOA offers services in these counties, as well as in the nine neighboring counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Koochiching, and Pine, making it one of the largest private, non-profit Community Action Agencies in Minnesota.

AEOA serves individuals of all ages and primarily serves low-income households and people experiencing life challenges preventing them from moving out of poverty. Over the past five decades, the Agency has grown in response to community needs and offers a range of services through six service departments including Employment and Training, Head Start, Housing Weatherization and Rehab, Housing Resources, Senior and Nutrition Services, and Transit. AEOA is a state-designated employment and training service provider, as well as a Community Housing and Development Organization. Not all AEOA programs are offered in all of these counties.