The Minnesota Association of Community Mediation Programs offer mediation services for a variety of disputes, including issues between tenants and between landlords and tenants. Services are offered at several offices throughout the metro area, and are low-cost or free.

• Dispute Resolution Center in St. Paul, 651-292-7791.

• Mediation Services for Anoka County, 763-422-8878.

• Minneapolis Mediation Program, 612-822-9883.

• Community Mediation Services, 763-561-0033.

Minnesota Multi Housing Association Hot Line

This nonprofit organization of owners, developers and managers of multifamily housing can answer questions about tenants' and rental property owners' rights and responsibilities. Call the free hot line at 952-858-8222. The nonprofit sells leases and other forms for small fees.


HousingLink is an internet-based nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing information to the Twin Cities metro area and selected regions of Greater Minnesota.

Resources include an online searchable database of affordable vacancies and waiting lists, a Section 8 information page and HousingLink's Housing How-to Library. Landlords can list their affordable vacancies for free. For more information, visit or call 612-522-2500.


This nonprofit organization provides free services throughout Minnesota except in Minneapolis. Services range from information and advice over the phone to legal representation in court. Home Line also helps tenants organize to deal collectively, especially in buildings threatened with conversion from subsidized to market rents. Call Home Line's tenant hot line at 612-728-5767.