Basic Needs

  1. Homeless/Housing
  2. Food, Shelter, Transportation
  3. Health Care
  4. Additional Resources

Resources for Renters and Homeowners

Anoka County Resources

Anoka County has a variety of funding resources available to those who have been impacted by COVID-19, are at risk of losing their housing or are currently experiencing homelessness.

"Cold Weather Rule" starts 10/1/21

        This rule does NOT automatically protect those behind on utility bills, nor does it mean that heat or electricity cannot be shut off in winter. Income guidelines to assist in determining eligibility

Here are more resources which may help:  

ACCAP Energy Assistance:


 ACCAP Energy Assistance Frequently Asked Questions


Anoka County Economic Assistance; Emergency Assistance

(Public Assistance, Cash Program)

Salvation Army HeatShare:

     HeatShare funds may be used after other funding sources have been exhausted.  HeatShare is crisis funding that  my be available to households in threat of an electric or gas shut off, or those in threat of a shut off.
763-755-6873 Ext. 1 or Ext. 2

Homeless Resources

Anoka County Housing Resource Line: 763-324-1215
Select from the menu options to be connected to an agency that may be able to help. This is not crisis housing.

For Veterans who may be homeless

Anoka County Veteran Services Office


Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Financial Assistance for Veterans

Housing Resources

Click here for a list of resources for singles, families and youth in Anoka County and beyond.

Housing Link allows you to search for affordable rental units where you choose

Housing Benefits 101: Plan for your home, with the services you need. Explore housing options. Discover what works for you and make a plan to get there.

Financial Resources

  • Need help with car repairs, insurance or vehicle registration? Click here for more information.
  • For unemployment insurance questions or applications, please visit the website or call:

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090
TTY - users: 1-866-814-1252

  • The Bridge to Benefits  provides an online tool for self-screening for public assistance benefits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public support programs. It does not ask you for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!
  • Economic Assistance lists detailed information about cash, food, emergency, healthcare, child support and funeral assistance, including how to apply.

Anoka County Public Health is working diligently with the MN Department of Health on COVID-19

Click here to be redirected to the Anoka County Public Health’s website.

Useful links and legal resources

Law Help MN - Helping Minnesotans solve legal problems

HOMELine - 612-728-5767 Free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.

Judicare763-783-4970 Free legal representation in non-criminal matters to low income residents of Anoka County.

Central Minnesota Legal Services - 612-332-8151 Free legal help to low-income individuals and families to assist with civil legal issues. CMLS does not charge for legal services.

Volunteer Lawyers Network - 612-752-6677 Connecting volunteer lawyers with clients in need.

Mediation and Restorative Services in Anoka County - 763-422-8878 Low-cost or no-cost peaceful dispute resolution alternatives, landlord/tenant services and more.

Additional Mediation Services around the Twin Cities and throughout the State:

Landlords - Here's a video link to assist in pairing your unit with your tenant, courtesy of Richard McLemore II, McLemore Holdings Inc, & Project HOPE, an identified Field Partner assisting with RentHelpMN.