360 Communities is committed to providing lasting stability to families that come to either of our two Resource Centers. At these centers, we provide guidance to promote healthy, self-directed, and supported individuals and families.
The Resource Centers serve as open, welcoming places for community members to gather, work with volunteers and staff and plan their individual paths to success. 360 Communities staff and volunteers offer support with emergency food, financial aid, and connections to other community resources.
360 Communities’ HOPE Clinic helps clients with applications for COVID-19-related rental assistance, screening for other available financial aid, resource navigation and referrals, access to legal kiosks, and emergency food connection.
360 Communities is partnering with Dakota County Social Services and Restoration for All, Inc. to connect Dakota County residents with two programs to assist with rent and utilities.
RentHelp MN is for tenants. Tenants can complete an application for past due rent, utilities, and up to three months of prospective rent. Tenants can access that application online or can get assistance completing the application at our HOPE Clinics. For the RentHelp MN application, you need to have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or have been eligible for unemployment.
The Zero Balance Project is a program for landlords. Landlords can apply for assistance with past due rent, utilities that are attached to a rent payment, and prospective rent on behalf of their tenants. This program requires less documentation from a tenant, but it is a joint effort and a landlord must have the tenant’s consent and participation in order to apply.
360 Communities is partnering with Dakota County, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and Legal Assistance of Dakota County to provide a housing clinic to support tenants who are appearing in court for eviction hearings. With the goal of reducing the number of evictions, the housing clinic offers people access to legal services, financial assistance, and community resources.
The HOPE clinics are held every Thursday at the Burnsville Resource Center, between 1 pm – 4:00 pm. If you or someone you know would like to attend a HOPE Clinic, please call (952) 985-5300 to set up an appointment.