Housing and Homelessness Programs

 
 
Homeless? Call 211 for referrals


Welcome to the St. Louis County Housing and Homelessness Programs Team! We have resources and information provided below.

Facing Eviction?

Facing eviction or landlord disputes?
Contact Justice North (formerly known as Legal Aid)
Website: Justice North
Mail: 230 W. Superior Street, Suite 200, Duluth, MN 55802
Mail: 820 N. 9th Ave W, Suite 150, Virginia, MN 55792
 
Rent owed?
Apply for County Emergency Assistance if they have not utilized EA in the last 12 months:
Options for how to apply:
A: Go to http://www.MNbenefits.org to apply online
B: Call your public assistance team. If you do not have a team, call 218-726-2101
C: Complete a Combined Application Form and fax it to 218-726-2583, deliver it to the nearest county office, or upload it to the Public Document Import.
 
Other rental assistance programs can be found on our Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Programs  (FHPAP) page.

Find Shelter

Shelters

For those seeking immediate shelter in St. Louis County, here is a list of shelters: Shelters

AICHO Dabinoo’Igan Duluth
Native Culturally-Specific Program serving all victims of
domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking
Office location:
202 W 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-2247
CHUM Center
Shelter location:
125 N 1st Ave. W
Duluth, MN 55802
Office Phone: 218-720-6521
Shelter Phone: 218-726-0153 ext. 211
Loaves and Fishes Dorothy Day
Single Men
Office location:
1712 Jefferson St.
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-724-2054
Loaves and Fishes Olive Branch
Women/Families/Couples
Office location:
1614 Jefferson St.
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-728-0629
Life House
Youth 15-19
Office location:
102 W 1st St., Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-7431
ext. 125
LSS Another Door Youth Shelter
18-24 years of age
Phone: 218-391-5145
Safe Haven Duluth
All Domestic Violence Survivors
Resource Center:
414 W 1st St., Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-728-6481
Salvation Army Duluth
Office location:
215 S 27th Ave. W, Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-722-7934
LSS Youth Shelters
0-17 years of age

Duluth: 218-626-2726
Virginia: 218-741-3343
Salvation Army
Virginia
Office location:
507 S 12th Ave. W, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-1889
AEOA Bill’s House
Virginia
Office location:
210 3rd St. N, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-2063
AEOA Hibbing Shelter
Office location:
612 6th Ave. E
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-748-7353
Salvation Army Hibbing
Office location:
107 W Howard St., Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-263-5096
Grace House of Itasca County
Office location:
501 SW 1st Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-2790
   
United Way 2-1-1

211 is a phone line that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in multiple languages. 

211 refers people to important services like rental assistance, food programs, childcare, employments resources, etc. 

211 services as a common entry point for people to call to get connected to our Coordinated Entry System and rental assistance programs.

Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with an assessor who will help you find housing options.

 

 

Street Outreach Team

If you are concerned about someone who is homeless in the Duluth area, contact street outreach.

24 hour hotline: 218-461-8505

Deb Holman

Website

8:00am - 8:00pm

 

 

Triage

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) has a triage social worker in northern St. Louis County, in the Virginia office. The triage social worker serves as a point of contact for difficult or extra challenging situations and a referral source for internal and external partners and as the Bois Forte Tribal liaison.

To contact our northern St. Louis County triage social worker, call 218-471-7391 or email.

Find Housing

Housing Link has a website where you can search for affordable units based on location, rent, number of bedrooms, building type, pets, accessibility, etc. Please see: HousingLink - Find Your New Affordable Rental Apartment In MN. There are other resources here that may be helpful to you as well!

 

The City of Duluth provided permission to share their interactive map of housing projects that are under review, under construction, or complete with additional information.

 
United Way 2-1-1

211 is a phone line that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in multiple languages. 

211 refers people to important services like rental assistance, food programs, childcare, employments resources, etc. 

211 services as a common entry point for people to call to get connected to our Coordinated Entry System and rental assistance programs.

Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with an assessor who will help you find housing options.

 
Triage

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) has a triage social worker in northern St. Louis County, in the Virginia office. The triage social worker serves as a point of contact for difficult or extra challenging situations and a referral source for internal and external partners and as the Bois Forte Tribal liaison.

To contact our northern St. Louis County triage social worker, call 218-471-7391 or email.

 

Coordinated Entry System (CES)

The gateway to the homeless response system and housing prevention in St. Louis County is the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Visit our CES webpage for more information.

 

Supportive Housing

Housing Stabilization Services is a Medical Assistance (MA) benefit that helps people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing.

Housing Support is a state-funded income supplement to help older adults and people with disabilities who have low income pay their expenses.

To learn more about either of these programs, visit our Supportive Housing webpage.

 

Rent & Utility Assistance

 
United Way 2-1-1

211 is a phone line that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in multiple languages. 

211 refers people to important services like rental assistance, food programs, childcare, employments resources, etc. 

211 services as a common entry point for people to call to get connected to our Coordinated Entry System and rental assistance programs.

Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment with an assessor who will help you find housing options.

 
Triage

St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) has a triage social worker in northern St. Louis County, in the Virginia office. The triage social worker serves as a point of contact for difficult or extra challenging situations and a referral source for internal and external partners and as the Bois Forte Tribal liaison.

To contact our northern St. Louis County triage social worker, call 218-471-7391 or email.

 

Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP)

FHPAP is funded through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA, also known as Minnesota Housing). FHPAP assists families with or without children, single adults and unaccompanied young people (ages 18 - 24) who are unhoused or at imminent risk of homelessness. Visit our FHPAP webpage for more information.

Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) provides services with the goal of reducing homelessness, including prevention, outreach and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing.

For more information, about CoC, the Heading Home Advisory Committee, or Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), visit our CoC page.

Coordinated Entry System (CES)

The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is the gateway to the homelessness response system in St. Louis County.

For more information, visit our CES page.

Data and Reports

 

If you are seeking data regarding housing and homelessness in St. Louis County, visit our Data and Reports page.

Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)

The purpose of this program is to support a comprehensive system to prevent homelessness and to assist people experiencing homelessness. For information on this program, visit the FHPAP page.

Point in Time (PIT) & Housing Inventory Count (HIC)

The Point in Time (PIT) count is an annual census of individuals and families facing homelessness on a single night in January.

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) report shows the current number of beds/units dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness or who were facing homelessness when they entered the program.

 

For more information, visit our PIT and HIC page.

Racial Equity Accountability Project (REAP)

We are thrilled to be part of a Statewide Racial Equity Accountability Project (REAP). To learn more, visit our REAP page.

Supportive Housing

Housing Stabilization Services is a Medical Assistance (MA) benefit that helps people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing.

Housing Support is a state-funded income supplement to help older adults and people with disabilities who have low income pay their expenses.

To learn more about either of these programs, visit our Supportive Housing webpage.

Trainings

The Housing and Homelessness Programs Team host a variety of trainings each year. Those trainings, as well as additional recordings can be found on our Training page.

Local Homeless Prevention Aid (LHPA)

Local Homeless Prevention Aid (LHPA) was created by the 2021 Legislature to help local governments ensure no child is homeless within a local jurisdiction by keeping families from losing housing and helping those experiencing homelessness find housing. Counties must use this aid to fund new or existing family homeless prevention and assistance projects or programs.

St. Louis County Housing and Homelessness Programs team staff provided multiple information and input gathering sessions with stakeholders who serve young people ages 18 - 24 who are unhoused or facing housing instability and families of school-aged children across the county. This included housing and homelessness service agencies, Families in Transition (FIT) liaisons and schools and Tribal partners. Information regarding the expected allotment and RFP process was shared along with gathering input on needs specific to the target population.

The aid amount changes each year per the MN Department of Revenue. For more information including MN county and Tribal allocations see: Local Homeless Prevention Aid | Minnesota Department of Revenue (state.mn.us)

Review St. Louis County's Selection Policy.

Contact

Laura Birnbaum