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Fair Housing

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing was compiled by Minnesota Housing staff in cooperation with other state agencies as part of the consolidated planning process for housing and community development. Subsequent to the initial analysis, annual updates and a summary of actions the state has taken are included in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
2012 Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Report

These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Minnesota Housing does not endorse these organizations and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the following web sites.

Fair housing and tenant rights

Home Line Tenant Hotline 
612.728.5767
1.866.866.3546

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
651.296.5663
TTY: 651.296.1283
1.800.657.3704

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
1.800.669.9777
TTY: 1.800.927.9275

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
651.296.3353
1.800.657.3787
TTY: 1.800.366.4812

Legal services

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis (LASM)
Providing services to low-income and senior residents of Hennepin County
Downtown Office
430 1st Avenue North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Intake number for new clients: 612.334.5970
612.332.1441
TDD: 612.332.4668

St. Cloud Area Legal Services
830 West St. Germain, Suite 300
P.O. Box 886
St. Cloud, MN 56302
Service area: Benton, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties.
Tel/TDD: 320.253.0121
Clients Tel/TDD: 1.888.360.2889

Western Minnesota Legal Services
302 Southwest Fifth Street, Suite 202
P.O. Box 1866
Willmar, MN 56201-1866
Service area: Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Meeker, Renville, Swift, and Yellow Medicine Counties.

East Central Legal Services
1700 US State Highway 293, Suite 100
Cambridge, MN 55008
Service area: Chisago and Isanti counties. Senior Service area: Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties.
763.689.2849
Clients: 1.800.622.7772

Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 1st Avenue North, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780
Service area: Minnesota, addressing the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities.
Metro Tel: 612.334.5970
Greater MN Tel: 1.800.292.4150
TDD: 612.332.4668

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
Administrative Office
166 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55101

Service area includes: Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, and Scott Counties
St. Paul Telephone Intake: 612.222.4731

Seniors intake line for Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, and Scott Counties:
651.224.7301

Rural Counties toll free intake line: 1.888.575.2954
Service area includes the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona Counties.

Enforcement

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights
350 South 5th Street, Suite 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.673.3012

Saint Paul Department of Human Rights
240 City Hall
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
651.266.8966
TDD: 651.266.8977

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
190 East 5th Street, Suite 700
St. Paul, MN 55101
651.296.5663
1.800.657.3704

Community Education:
League of MN Human Rights Commissions
4100 Lakeview Avenue
Robbinsdale, MN 55442
763.535.1051

Predatory Lending

Housing Access Center
206 West 4th Street, Room 201
Duluth, MN 55806
218.722.6808

Testing

John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Center

National Fair Housing Advocate

HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Bazelon Center

Minnesota Legal Services Coalition

National Housing Law Project

Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC – resources for people with disabilities)

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program consists of a comprehensive training curriculum, both introductory and advanced. It also includes a toll-free information line and website designed to provide technical guidance to the public.