Welcome to the Central CoC Coordinated Entry site!
Here you'll find all the assessment and referral tools used by Coordinated Entry providers in Cass, Wadena, Crow Wing, Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Pine, Isanti, Chisago, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, and Wright counties, as well as some "getting, started" information for those new to Coordinated Assessment.
Housing provider referral request form:
Minnesota Help Online: Local resources for people in crisis.
United Way 2-1-1: Local helpline that connects people to services.
HUD Exchange: Get updates on HUD policy developments, training, and other information.
MN HMIS: Learn more about Minnesota's HMIS (Homeless Management Information System).
Heading Home MN: Learn more about the State's plan to end homelessness.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency: Details on MHFA's efforts to end homelessness.
Law Help Guild: A guild to walk you through one problem at a time.
There are many resources on many topics in the Self-Help Library. (in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali):
Providers and Clinics:
You can find free legal clinics and organizations statewide: https://www.lawhelpmn.org/providers-and-clinics
For example, if you select the legal topic “Housing” and service type “Clinic” you will get a list of clinics, such as eviction expungement clinics, housing court clinics. This is a statewide list of resources.
They also provide a live chat option, so if you are not sure where exactly to find the information you need, you can live chat with a librarian. The chat button appears in the lower right corner of the page. It is also now possible to “Ask A Librarian” after hours of live chat, by creating a ticket, and they will get back to you with their response.
Other Legal Help
Free or low-cost legal resources: https://www.mnlegaladvice.org/other-legal-resources