Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Helpful Resource List

Getting Started

311 City of Minneapolis resource used to access city services and resources.
(612) 673-3000,

Twin Cities United Way A general information and referral service for Minnesota residents.
211 or (651) 291-0211,, Online database of services and resources for Minnesota residents.

Senior Linkage Line Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service for seniors.
1 (800) 333-2433,

Disability Linkage Line An information and referral service for people with disabilities.
1 (866) 333-2466,

Veterans Linkage Line An information and referral service for Minnesota Veterans and their families.
1 (888) 546-5838,

Hennepin County Veterans' Services Help veterans and their families obtain benefits earned during service.
(612) 348-3300,

Minnesota Homeownership Center The Center supports sustainable homeownership throughout the state of Minnesota by providing information and resources related to home purchase and foreclosure/tax forfeiture prevention.
(651) 659-9336, (866) 462-6466, 

Home Improvement Lenders

The following organizations currently administer public home improvement financing programs on behalf of state, city and neighborhood agencies to address home improvement needs. Neighborhood organizations are a great resource for Minneapolis property owners as well, and many offer a variety of financing tools to address home improvement need!  To learn more about your neighborhood organization visit

Greater Metropolitan Housing Resource Center


North Minneapolis

2148 44th Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN 55412

(612) 588-3033


South Minneapolis

3749 Cedar Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

(612) 722-7141

Center for Energy and Environment           


212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560                              

Minneapolis, MN 55401                                               

(612) 335-5884     


NeighborWorks Home Partners

            35 Water St. W.
            Saint Paul, MN 55107

North Minneapolis
            1930 Glenwood Ave.
            Minneapolis, MN 55405

(651) 292-8710 - Primary number for both office                                                        

Neighborhood Housing Services


1930 Glenwood Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55405 

Volunteer Home Repair Providers

Habitat for Humanity - A Brush with Kindness Critical home repairs for families in need. Preference given to seniors, veterans and the disabled. *Note: Until further notice, applications are not being accepted. Expected to reopen Fall 2016.
(612) 788-8169,,

Rebuilding Together Critical home repairs and accessibility modifications for families in need. Preference given to seniors, veterans and the disabled.
(651) 776-4273,,

Hearts & Hammers Volunteer led exterior home repair services for low income homeowners. 
(763) 502-1000,,            

Metro Paint-A-Thon Volunteer led exterior painting and light repair services for low income homeowners.
(612) 276-1579,,


Energy Assistance and In-home Hazards

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH)Administer Energy and Weatherization Assistance Programs for income qualified Minneapolis residents. Applications available on webpage.
(952) 930-3541,,

Sustainable Resource Center Home energy efficiency upgrades available for homeowners accessing Energy Assistance through CAPSH. Resources for lead, mold and other indoor health hazards also available.
(612) 872-3294,

Healthy Homes and Lead Control Grants Grants may be available to address in home health hazards, including lead, mold and radon, through Hennepin, the City of Minneapolis and the Sustainable Resource Center. Contact for availability and eligibility information.

Hennepin County: (612) 348-9260,

Minneapolis Department of Health: (612) 673-2301, 

Chore Services and Other Useful Resources

Senior Community Services Provide services that help meet the needs of older adults including household chores and outdoor maintenance, senior outreach, caregiver support services, and more. Serve all of Minneapolis.
(952) 541-1019,,

Trust, Inc. Minneapolis chore service program for seniors (60+) and disabled residents. Services include seasonal exterior chores, minor home maintenance and housekeeping. Serves south and southwest Minneapolis.
(612) 827-6150,,

Handyworks Match seniors and people with permanent physical disabilities with volunteers to complete household chores. Serves northeast, southeast, and parts of south Minneapolis (east of 35W to the Mississippi River).
(612) 276-1579,,

Northeast Senior Services Connect seniors with area chore service and home maintenance providers. Other services also available. Serves Northeast Minneapolis.
(612) 781-5096,

Habitat for Humanity - RestoreAccept donations of building materials and household items, which are offered to the public at significant discounts. List of accepted and available items at website. Donation pick-up available.
(612) 588-3820,

City of Minneapolis - Solid Waste Voucher Program Minneapolis offers residents six vouchers annually for disposal of excess household waste at South Minneapolis transfer station. Voucher must be requested in advance, and property owners are required to transport materials themselves
(612) 673-2917,

Last updated Jul 20, 2016