List of Helpful Resources
For seniors, disabled individuals, or low-income residents:
Senior Linkage Line
Assists seniors and disabled persons find any services they need. For more information, please call 800-333-2433.
Helps seniors and the disabled live independently at home, by matching them with people who can help with housekeeping, minor home repairs, lawn-mowing, snow removal, seasonal jobs, and outdoor chores. Application deadline is in the spring. For more information, please call 612-276-1578 or email email@example.com.
Neighborhood Involvement Program
The Neighborhood Involvement Program's Senior Program provides some services like lawn mowing, snow removal, and minor home repair work. For more information, please call 612-374-3322.
A Brush with Kindness
Volunteers help low-income homeowners do minor exterior repairs, light landscaping, clean-up, and painting. Able-bodied homeowners work alongside volunteers on repairs. For more information, please call Allie Berg at 612-788-8169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearts & Hammers
Volunteers perform exterior work for homeowners who are physically and financially unable to maintain their property. Potential work includes painting, caulking, repair, or replacement of windows and doors; ramp construction; repair or replacement of exterior light fixtures; landscaping; removal of debris; and other services to restore the character of the home and to improve its weatherproofing and security. All work is free and completed by a crew of volunteers in one day. Application deadline is in the spring. For more information, please call 763-502-1000 or email email@example.com.
Helps low-income seniors and people with permanent physical disabilities continue to live independently in their own homes. Each summer, particularly the first weekend of August, teams of volunteers paint home exteriors for those who can no longer physically do such maintenance and cannot afford to hire a contractor. For more information, please call 612-276-1579.
Provides volunteer-delivered repairs, including weatherizing, cleaning, installing flooring, patching and painting, siding, and landscaping. Can also provide larger assistance like repair or replacement of vital systems in a home, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, outer envelope, and/or roof systems. For more information, please call 651-776-4273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financing and Loans for a variety of income levels (check with your bank, too)
Center for Energy & Environment
Offers a variety of low-interest loans and grants to Minneapolis property owners–including rental property–for home repairs. For more information, please call 612-335-5858.
GMHC HousingResource Centers
The Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) HousingResource Centers provide code-abatement loans, home-improvement financing, deferred loans, construction consultations, and housing information. For more information, please call 612-588-3033 (Northside) or 612-722-7141 (Southside).
Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis
Helps owner-occupants of select neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis with repairs and remodeling. For more information, please call 612-521-3581.
City of Minneapolis Departments
Neighborhood and Community Relations
Supports and broadens community engagement through involvement and support in various community organizations and activities. For more information, please call 612-673-3737 or email email@example.com.
Helps with garbage, recycling, yard waste, parking, sewer maintenance, sidewalks, snow removal, storm and surface water management, and street sweeping. For more information, please call 612-673-3000.
Minnesota Homeownership Center
Assists first time home buyers with homeowner preparation and foreclosure prevention. For more information, please call 651-659-9336.
Vacant Housing Recycling Program
This program brings CPED’s expertise together with neighborhood-based partners in efforts to remove blight. It also provides matching funds for the acquisition and disposition of residential properties. For more information, please call 612-673-2233.
Minneapolis Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Eligible uses of the funds include: financing mechanisms, purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed homes, etc. For more information, please call Community Planning & Economic Development at 612-673-5095.
Last updated Nov 21, 2014