Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
Landlord and Tenant Assistance
903 Center St W, Ste 230, Rochester, MN, 55902
Distance: 1453 Miles
Landlord and tenant assistance that offers help, information, and support during rental housing disputes
Legal advice and representation for people who are having problems with a landlord
Cases can involve:
* The landlord is not making repairs to address serious repair problems
* Illegally changed locks
* Illegal retaliation by landlord to a tenant
* Loss of rental assistance subsidy
* Also helps homeowners
Area Served by County
- Dodge County
- Fillmore County
- Goodhue County
- Olmsted County
- Rice County
- Wabasha County
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
There is no fee for this service.
Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Wabasha counties
- Administrative Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- Albert Lea Office 146 W College St, Albert Lea, MN, 56007
- Mankato Office 12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 3000, Mankato, MN, 56001
- Moorhead Office 1015 7th Ave N, Moorhead, MN, 56560
- Shakopee Office 55 5th St E, Ste 400, St. Paul, MN, 55101
- St. Paul Office 450 Syndicate St N, Ste 285, St. Paul, MN, 55104
- Winona Office 66 E 3rd St, Ste 204, Winona, MN, 55987
- Worthington Office 1567 McMillan St N, Ste 6, Worthington, MN, 56187
Other Services or resources
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
FT-1800.3000Housing Discrimination Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied an opportunity to purchase, lease or rent the home or apartment of their choice due to their age, gender, family composition (including families with children under the age of 18 and pregnant individuals), race or color, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status, actions that are prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments Act of 1988 in the U.S. Federal fair housing law also extends limited protection to recovering alcoholics who actively and regularly participate in a medically based treatment or AA program, and people with a drug use disorder including those who have prior convictions for illegal drug use (but not for drug dealing or manufacture). Assistance may also be available to other individuals who are protected from housing discrimination by state or local laws with a broader set of protected categories, or which cover properties that are exempt from federal fair housing laws but are protected under state law.
FT-4500.1800Eviction Prevention Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for people who are being evicted from their apartments or other rental property either wrongfully or with reason, e.g. nonpayment of rent. Included are programs that provide legal support in the form of information on tenants' rights, help to navigate the eviction process, and/or mediation services to negotiate a compromise between the individual and the landlord. Eviction prevention programs can also provide a Housing First approach and include various strategies designed to maintain individuals and families in their current housing, such as rent payment assistance, financial assistance with the cost of utilities, assistance securing other types of income support, third-party money management programs, and referrals to other types of community support.
FT-4500.4600Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution Definition
Programs that help tenants and landlords resolve disputes regarding security and other rental deposits, unsanitary conditions, failure to make repairs, privacy, notice requirements, excessive rent increases, nonpayment of rent, neglect or damage to property, overcrowding or other grievances.
FT-4500.8550Tenant Rights Information/Counseling Definition
Programs that provide information and guidance for tenants who need to know their rights and responsibilities regarding leases and rental agreements, deposits, legal eviction procedures, measures to protect themselves from unlawful or retaliatory evictions, rent withholding rights, rent control requirements, privacy rights and other issues that may be of particular interest to tenants. Tenant rights counseling may also include assistance in completing forms, advice regarding a particular dispute and contact with the offending landlord to provide notification that she or he is not in compliance with landlord/tenant laws.
Individuals who are age 18 and older but who are not yet considered older adults.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals from other countries who have come to the United States to live permanently.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
Groups of people, usually consisting of parents (mothers and fathers) and children, who live together in a common dwelling and depend on one another for support.