If you are Homeless or facing eviction

Contact the agency you most closely identify with for an assessment to be entered onto the Priority List and to receive referrals to housing resources.

City of Mankato Public Housing (subsidized)

Mankato’s public housing is found throughout the city, rather than in one location or neighborhood. Public housing assists low-income people and families to live in subsidized housing managed by the city of Mankato. Program participants pay 30 percent of their income for rent and utilities.

Applications are available online. For an appointment to apply, contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.


Rice County Section 8 Housing

The Rice County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a public housing authority that administers the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher Program through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program is designed to provide affordable, safe, decent and sanitary rental housing for low and moderate income families. As vouchers become available, eligible families are called from the waiting list which opens periodically.

Follow link for more information and see if waiting list is open. 


Student Homelessness in Higher Education Resources

MN Office of Higher Education

Housing insecurity and homelessness pose enormous barriers to success in college. Many college students face the challenge of housing insecurity, struggling to balance the demands of their program while worrying about where to sleep at night. This leads to lower academic performance and lower graduation rates. No student should have to face these difficulties.

There are many resources available to college students experiencing homelessness, but these resources can vary substantially from one community or institution to another. Below is a partial list of resources that students may be able to access. Overall, students experiencing homelessness are encouraged to tell the staff at their campus about their situation. Staff from multiple areas of the institution may be able to help, including g the student services office, residential life, financial aid, faculty advisors, and others. Help can come in many forms, including from local nonprofits, government programs, and campus-specific resources.


Salvation Army Seasonal Shelter Mankato

From November through March, the overnight shelter provides temporary, safe and warm housing accommodations for up to 33 adult men per night. The shelter is open seven days a week from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Residents receive a hot shower, dinner, and access to laundry facilities. Fellowship is also available.

Other services include Emergency disaster services, basic needs services, back-to-school supplies, winter apparel, Salvation Army store, and free noon meal program.  


Worship and Service Center
700 S. Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

For more information: www.salvationarmynorth.org/community/mankato/

Salvation Army Seasonal Shelter Faribault

Inside the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Depending on available funds and vacancy. Call and leave a message to schedule a meeting and receive a callback.   

(507) 333-1337

Faribo West Mall
200 Western Ave.
Faribault, MN

Tuesday & Thursday from 12pm- 5pm

Three Rivers Community Action

Three Rivers work with community partners to provide warmth, transportation, food, housing, advocacy, and education to individuals and families.

Programs including Head start, Senior Home delivered meals, housing weatherization, energy assistance, homeless prevention, SNAP, and Senior advocacy.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Faribault Office: 507-316-0610

Faribo Town Square
201 South Lyndale Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021

For more information: www.threeriverscap.org

Partners For Affordable Housing

Provides shelter for homeless families and individuals, and helps them to secure economically viable long-term housing.


151 Good Counsel Drive, Suite 130
Mankato MN 56001

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Veterans: MN Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)

Our mission is to End Veteran Homelessness by providing housing, employment and legal services. We accomplish our mission by providing these services directly and in collaboration with community partners.      


724 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001


Northfield Community Action Center Housing Services:

Provide referrals to relevant area agencies for those facing eviction or utility shutoffs. Operate homeless shelter in Rice County, which provides housing, food and support to families or individuals for up to two weeks.


1651 Jefferson Parkway
Suite HS-200
Northfield MN 55057 


Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

CADA is a non-profit victim’s advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota.

Our Mission to provide safety and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and shelter.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-477-0466
Shelter: 507-625-3966

Mankato Business Office: 507-625-8688
100 Stadium Court
Mankato, MN 56001


HOPE Center (Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education)

The mission of HOPE Center is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Through innovative programming, we offer direct support to victims of violence in Rice County, collaborative support to other organizations that serve victims, and educational support to the entire community.

24 hour SafeLine: (800) 607-2330

Office: (507) 332-0882

1003 7th St. NW
Faribault, MN


Ruth’s House

Provides housing for women and families who are homeless due to domestic violence. Ruth’s House consists of nine units of transitional housing. Residents have weekly meetings with case managers.          

To apply to for housing assistance, click on the link on the top menu and follow the instructions to complete the application.

For more information call (507) 332-2236 or visit

Ruth’s House
219 Fourth Avenue NW
Faribault, MN 55021


The REACH Youth Drop-In Center

We offer a safe and supportive environment for teens and young adults.

Services offered at The REACH include: opportunities to learn independent living skills; job search; employment assistance; college preparation (i.e. applying for Educational Training Vouchers, FAFSA, and GED preparation) referrals to other community services, homelessness prevention and after-care services.

Summer Hours: Mon - Thurs 12-5 pm, Fridays by appointment only

Youth Info Line: 507-381-6670

REACH Representative: 507-720-0331

125 East Liberty Street
Mankato, MN 56001


Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)

MVAC assists low-income families with housing, employment and transportation issues, and provides educational opportunities for children through Head Start. Call county office to get an application, ask question or set up an appointment to get started and learn more.


  • Blue Earth: 507-345-6822
  • Brown: 507-354-3138
  • Faribault: 507-526-5291
  • Le Sueur: 507-357-4246
  • Martin: 507-235-5518
  • Nicollet: 507-345-6822
  • Sibley: 507-237-2981
  • Waseca: 507-835-8240
  • Watonwan: 507-375-5748

Main Office:

706 North Victory Drive
Mankato, MN 56001

Main phone: 507-345-6822

Adult Employment Program/Training services, Young Adult Program, Energy, Housing, Transportation, Finances, Drivers License assistance and other assistance programs. 

Young Adult Program: Eligible age range 16-24, possible services include paid work experience, career exploration, assistance to complete GED, scholarship for eligible career training options and other assistance.

Energy Assistance Program: Helps low income households pay a portion of their heating and electric bills based on income. 


MN Department of Human Services- Housing and Homelessness programs

DHS works to ensure that appropriate housing is available for the people we serve by supporting systems that integrates housing, services and income supports to enable people to live in the community of their choice.