The following website links have been compiled by African Community School Resources. Our agency is not directly affiliated with these organizations however we have gathered this information as we believe they are all very useful agencies that can provide resources and assistance to you. Please visit their websites for more information. If you would like our help navigating these websites or understanding the information please call today at 612.454.1488

Housing Resources

What is Section 8 Housing? Section 8 is a government-funded program that helps low-income households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units. Learn easy ways to make a rental unit more accessible, about reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities, and more! Learn about accessibility and see tips on overcoming criminal, credit, rental history, and other barriers.

Connects You Housing, Emergency Shelter, Emergencies, Utility Assistance, Employment and Financial Assistance. United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help.

Minnesota Housing finances and advances affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Minnesotans to enhance quality of life and foster strong communities. Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency. For more than 40 years, we’ve worked to provide access to safe, decent and affordable housing and to build stronger communities across the state.

The mission of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is to promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, as a valued partner, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve.

Providing Safe Affordable Housing to Low Income Residents. St. Paul public housing rental units are well maintained and fully occupied (consistently over 99%), providing safe, affordable housing to about 10,000 low income residents. The PHA has received HUD’s “High Performer” rating each year under the “Public Housing Management Assessment Program” (PHMAP).

Community Resources

Every person who participates in an ARC program or project will have a better chance to take control of their life and achieve self sufficiency. American Refugee Committee is and always has been about amazing global citizens taking action to change our world. More than 35 years ago, Chicago businessman Neal Ball started ARC. He recruited a volunteer relief team who deployed to the Thai-Cambodian border.

Each year, the International Institute assists over 1,000 refugees, asylees and immigrants to navigate the process of permanent residency, citizenship and other immigration procedures. Helping New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life. The Institute supports this mission by providing linguistically and culturally accessible services that enable every New American.

The Minnesota Council of Churches is your partner in living out your faith in your community. The Minnesota Council of Churches is committed to building respectful communities in Minnesota. The Unity and Relationships Program creates the foundation for the common good by building and nurturing interdependent relationships within and among religious communities.

Legal Referrals

The Advocates provides access to free legal services in approximately 1000 immigration cases annually. Creates and maintains lasting, comprehensive, and holistic change on a local, national, and global scale. Volunteers, partners, supporters, board members, and staff implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law.

Providing direct legal assistance to low income people through a network of local offices and programs. A client specialist is available to assist you Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will be asked a series of questions regarding your legal issue.

Medical Referrals

To guide refugees and immigrants in the journey toward self-determination and social equality. CAPI USA is an immigrant-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping Minnesota’s newest refugees and immigrants gain access to jobs, housing, food, health education, youth and senior social services in order to promote economic independence, self-determination and social equality.

Dedicated to improving oral health of children and families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education to our diverse MN community . Children’s Dental Services’ (CDS) main office on Broadway Street in Northeast Minneapolis has ten operatory chairs and offers both evening and Saturday appointments.

Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) opened its doors in 1966 to provide primary care services to children and low income families in South Minneapolis for acute illness and injury, prenatal care, well-child care, family planning and child spacing, chronic disease management, and more.

Crown Medical Support Services is a 501(c)(3) organization created as a vehicle to provide adequate medical services to those who are without sufficient images to pay for them via insurance or otherwise. Crown Medical Center is a high quality, people-oriented, healthcare center incorporated in the State of Minnesota. The Crown Medical Centers are open to anyone specialty.

Wellshare International Health Volunteers (IHVO) is an independent, not for profit, humanitarian medical aid organization whose primary purpose is to establish an accessible repository of physicians, dentists and other medical experts who have the requisite skills and interest to assist in domestic and international short term medical relief projects.

Translation and Interpreting

Professional Somali translations and Interpreting to discerning clients across the world. With proven methods to produce all Somali Transalation and interpreting to the highest possible linguistic standards, we are the only partner you will need to enable you to communicate effectively to your Somali clients.