Rental Assistance

Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency. Access resources and updates regarding rental assistance.

HousingLink Beyond Backgrounds

Landlords may experience a higher amount of risk when renting to someone that doesn't meet their initial screening criteria. As a result, renters with criminal, credit and rental history barriers are having a difficult time finding a place to live.  Beyond Backgrounds was created to help.


Search for affordable rental housing vacancies and waiting list openings in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities suburbs, and throughout all of Minnesota.


RentWise is a comprehensive curriculum that provides education and skills on renting. You can use the curriculum in one-on-one or group settings.  

RentWise is a useful teaching tool for:

  • Individuals who have low income.
  • Individuals who need to build credit and rental histories.
  • Individuals who are new to the country.
  • Individuals who are new to rental living or independent living.