Housing Tips

You will encounter a variety of circumstances when renting an apartment, house, townhome, condo, or duplex in Minnesota. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

Avoiding Eviction
Avoid Scams
Dealing with Bad Credit
How to Handle a Shaky Rental History
Communicating Your Criminal Background
Getting Emergency Assistance
Find Answers to Legal Questions
Dealing with a Low Income
Successful Renting at a Glance

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The work that provided the basis for these tips was supported by funding under an award with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher (HousingLink) are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government.