The path to homeownership is different for everyone. Check out the MN Homeownership Center to take your first step.
Search Pad Mapper or Housing Link for affordable rental opportunities in the neighborhood you want to live in. Individuals may find housing through HB 101 and the Hennepin Housing Key including group residential housing, board and lodging, supportive housing, and independent living.
Staying with a friend or family member
When the guest and the host have shared expectations, staying temporarily at someone’s house while looking for a place to live can be a safe option. It’s important that the guest follows the rules set by the lease and landlord. Hosts should set clear boundaries about how long the guest may stay and what is expected in terms of payment, chores and house rules. If at any time the guest feels unsafe, they should utilize the shelter system or call 911.
The YMCA and Avenues for Youth provide support and training to homes that host young people for a temporary or longer term stay through their host home program.
Hennepin County offers housing options for youth who have been or are at risk of sexual exploitation through the No Wrong Door Initiative.
Hennepin County supports your basic needs at drop-in centers located in downtown Minneapolis at Youthlink, in Bloomington at Oasis for Youth, and at MoveFwd in Hopkins.
Use the website ysnmn.org to find shelter beds available.
If you have experienced homelessness, have lived on the street or in a place unfit to live, connect with an outreach worker on ysnmn.org to complete an assessment to find housing options.
The Coordinated Entry system prioritizes people most in need of housing.