Renter's Rights

Know your rights as a renter!

Landlord and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities - From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

Are You Victim of Housing Discrimination? - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Home Line - Free legal information for renters 1866-866-3546

Conciliation Court - An explanation of "small claims court"

Resources to help you find the answers to your other housing questions;

What programs are available to help with energy cost or weatherization projects?

Renville County Energy Assistance (EAP)  and Weatherization Assistance Program 320-523-5522

Who can I contact regarding emergency assistance options?
Human Services 320-523-2202
Heartland Community Action Agency -Olivia Office 320-523-1842 or 1877-992-1710 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
-Willmar Office 320-235-0850 or 1800-992-1710 (Monday-Friday)
Salvation Army 320-523-3589
United Way 1800-543-7709
Safe Avenues 320-523-1015 (domestic situations)

What resources are available for at risk or homeless teenagers?
The Link 612-287-1640
Face to Face 651-772-5555
Lutheran Social Services 651-642-5990
Central Minnesota JOBS and Training Services - Youth Workforce Protégé Program 1800-284-7425

Additional things to consider when looking for a place to live:
A Good Place to Live! -  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Citizen's Guide To Radon -U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home - EPA, Consumer Product Safety Report & U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development