Additional Housing Resources
Craigslist started out small in 1995, when Craig Newmark developed a small posting site to tell people about events happening in San Francisco. Over time, people began posting other things such as job listings, apartment availabilities and things for sale. Now there are 10 million people each month using Craigslist and over 300 Craigslist sites in all 50 US states, as well as over 50 countries.
One of the chief benefits of Craigslist is the ability for people to post housing availabilities for free. This is where you are likely to find college students trying to fill a room in their house, people searching for roommates, sublets and all other types of living options for the Twin Cities. You can find excellent deals that won’t be posted on any renter’s site or in a newspaper.
While we encourage people to take advantage of this resource, we also want to remind you that there is NO screening process for ANYTHING posted on Craigslist. There is no guarantee that information found on Craigslist is accurate and honest, and some categories may contain information that could be considered offensive. Please thoroughly investigate any posting you decide to take action on. Most people on Craigslist are completely legitimate, but there are always those few bad apples, so please use caution and common sense when using Craigslist – and any other internet resource as well.
The newspaper of the University of Minnesota with information on students wanting to sublease, rent their
places or rent out rooms. They have good information online. Go to the classified section and look under
This is a company managing a collection of buildings in the Loring Park, Stevens Square, Lyndale and Elliot Park neighborhoods. They list their current openings on the site.
This site has a huge amount of information about finding affordable housing in Minnesota. Most of the informa-
tion is directed towards those who qualify for low-income housing, but there is a significant amount of general
info as well. Check the Private Market Vacancy Report (there’s a link on the homepage) for vacancy listings in
the Twin Cities.
Apartment rental websites
You can also search on more ‘traditional’ rental sites, where apartment buildings from all around the Twin Cities have their profiles, amenities and prices listed
Some informational resources for renters
A nonprofit Minnesota statewide tenant advocacy organization providing free legal, organizing, education and advocacy services. An incredibly useful resource for all renters.
City of Minneapolis
Resources on a number of rental issues such as problem reporting, utility companies, neighborhood organizations and general legal info. This page also has good resources for transportation, health and safety.
You can also call 612.673.3003 to get help on landlord/tenant issues.
Office of the Attorney General
Under the Housing section on this site, you will find good tips and legal information, including the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Minnesota.
Oh My Apartment
“A renter’s guide to living better, solving problems and saving money”.