HousingLink is an affordable housing information “clearinghouse” established to ensure that low- to moderate-income families have access to the affordable housing information they need.

“The mission of HousingLink is to improve people’s lives though information expanding their affordable rental choices.”

HousingLink would like to see that “everyone has the information needed to obtain and keep safe, affordable housing.”

By using HousingLink resources, staff members at human service agencies are able to assist renters with their housing-related issues. Landlords who own or maintain affordable housing rental units are also encouraged to use the list to post their vacant units.

Federal HUD

HUD stands for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

Fair Housing

According to the federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to consider race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or family status in rental, sales, lending or homeowner’s insurance decisions. Under the Minnesota Human Rights Law, it is also illegal to discriminate based on one’s creed, sexual or affectional orientation, marital status and receipt of public assistance.

If you suspect unfair housing practices or have questions about fair housing, contact:

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Fair Housing Hotline
TDD 1-800-927-9275

HUD’s Housing Discrimination Complaint Form

If you need assistance filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint, please call the CDA at (952) 448-7715.
Minnesota Department of Human Rights: 651-296-5663

Housing Study

Housing Needs Assessment

2017 Affordable Housing Study update by City