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.
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.
The newspaper of the University of Minnesota with information on students wanting to sublease, rent their places or rent out rooms. Go to the classified section and look under “Housing.”
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 information 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.
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.”
Apartment Rental Websites
You can also search on more traditional, where apartment buildings from all around the Twin Cities have their profiles, amenities and prices listed: