Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Housing Benefits 101 (HB101)
540 Cedar St, St. Paul, MN, 55155
Distance: 954 Miles
Housing Benefits 101 offers online information and tools to help people find housing and housing programs that meet their needs.
* Guidance on how to plan for your housing needs
* Options and suggestions for specific situations, such as when you are moving out of Foster Care or a Care Facility
* Guides to programs that can help pay for your housing
* Information on housing programs that can also provide other services
Two free online tools help people find housing:
* HB101 Places helps people find vacancies in housing programs, such as Boarding and Lodging with Special Services (BLSS), that offer services or that make it easy to bring services in. Find Adult Foster Care services and Board and Lodge programs across Minnesota. Filters can help you create a list that meets your needs and matches your housing support benefits.
* The HB101 Homeless Services in Minnesota Map helps people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness to find their nearest Coordinated Entry (CE) resource. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) connects people with the emergency shelters in their area. Click on your location on the map, and it will point you to the Coordinated Entry service in your area.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
State of Minnesota
|Main - DHS Information Desk||(651) 431-2000|
|Speech-to-Speech relay||(877) 627-3848|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Adult Mental Health Programs and Services
- Adult Protection
- Aging Services
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
- Caregiver Education and Training – Online Dementia Training
- Child Support Division
- Children's Mental Health Programs
- Economic Assistance and Food Programs
- Find a State Approved Gambling Treatment Provider
- Housing Services
- Indian Child Welfare Programs
- Long Term Services and Supports for People with Disabilities
- Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP)
- Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+)
- Nursing Home Programs
- Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP)
- Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC)
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
BH-3900Housing Search and Information Definition
Programs that help people to find and select available rental or purchasable housing, commercial lots and/or residential lots which meet their individual needs. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
BH-8500.7000Residential Placement Services for People With Disabilities Definition
Programs that maintain information about residential living options for people with disabilities including group homes, foster care, intermediate care, or semi-independent living residences, and link people who are looking for alternative living options with appropriate residential facilities.
TD-0300.8000State Government Agencies/Departments Definition
The principal executive divisions of state government in the United States including state offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions, that are responsible, by law, for the management and control of public business and property.
TJ-3200.8000Shelter Information Services Definition
Programs that provide information about homeless shelters, transitional shelters, domestic violence shelters, runaway/youth shelters and other emergency shelter resources, their hours of intake, their location (in situations where their address is not confidential), a contact number and other descriptive information that interested individuals can access on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Current information about bed availability is not usually provided.
TJ-6500.1700Directory/Resource List Publication Definition
Programs that publish and distribute directories of agencies that provide human services for residents of the community and/or resource lists. Included are programs that produce directories/lists that focus on a specific geographical area, service category or target group as well as those that produce a comprehensive directory of all community resources.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YF-1800Developmental Disabilities Definition
A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
YF-5000Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities Definition
An alteration in thinking, mood or behavior or some combination of those that either creates distress or interferes with people's relationships or their ability function.
YF-6500Physical Disabilities Definition
Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.
YV-0400At Risk for Homelessness Definition
Individuals or families who are at risk for becoming homeless because they are unable to make their rent or mortgage payment and face eviction or foreclosure or who have already lost their permanent residence and are "doubled up", i.e., are staying temporarily with friends or relatives.
YV-3000Homeless People Definition
Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.