Basic Needs

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

Recommendations and Resources for Renters and Homeowners


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.

RentHelpMN is coming soon.  Get ready to apply! 

Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent? 

RentHelpMN.org has checklists for renters and landlords to have you get prepared. 


"Cold Weather Rule" starts 10/15/20 

        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 some resources which may help:  

Salvation Army HeatShare

 https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/heatshare-program/
763-755-6873

ACCAP Energy Assistance:

763-783-4747

 ACCAP Energy Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

                                http://www.accap.org/energy-assistance-faqs/


Anoka County Economic Assistance; Emergency Assistance

(Public Assistance, Cash Program)
https://www.anokacounty.us/199/Emergency-Programs
763-422-7200

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

763-323-5290

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.