Affordable Housing Resources
Minnesota Affordable Housing Resources
Please note that AHC does not provide housing locator services to the public. We serve Counties, Property Management Companies, Non-profits, Community Development Agencies, and affordable housing professionals with key resources for affordable housing compliance and education.
Click here to contact HousingLink
HousingLink's mission is "connecting people to affordable rental homes, increasing choice and access for all." There are resources for both renters and owners and managers.
Government Housing Agencies
HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development)
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly referred to as HUD, is one of the executive departments of the U.S. federal government. It administers federal housing and urban development laws, provides housing support and uplifts communities.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the mission of the HUD Exchange is to build knowledge and increase the capacity of HUD grantees—so they can implement successful housing and community development programs that are effective, compliant, and innovative.
The HUD Handbook 4350.3
The HUD Handbook 4350.3: Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs is used and is recommended as a reference guide for guidance in determination of tenant income.
Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
There are annual increases in Social Security benefits to offset the corrosive effects of inflation on fixed incomes. These increases are known as Cost-of-Living-Allowances (COLAs).
Program Compliance Information and Resources
Housing Advocacy and Membership Organizations
MHP (Minnesota Housing Partnership)
MHP advocates for equitable housing policy, conducts research to inform solutions, and delivers community development services throughout the country.
MHA (Minnesota Multi Housing Association)
The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) supports the multi-housing industry through public policy leadership, educational opportunities, innovations, communications and marketing in ways that enhance the industry for its members, its residents and its communities.
MN NAHRO (Minnesota Chapter of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials)
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) serves the state’s housing and community development needs.
HOME Line provides free and low-cost legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so that tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.
SMRLS (Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services)