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Housing Court Project

Tenants and landlords who meet low-income guidelines can get their legal questions answered for free on a walk-in basis at the Hennepin County Housing Court Project. The Housing Court Project is a joint effort of: Hennepin County, the 4th District Housing Court, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, and the Volunteer Lawyers Network. The Housing Court Project offers the following services:

Get Help with Housing Issues

Emergency Repairs Expungement of Record Lock Outs Service Issues
Evictions Lease Violations Repair Problems
NOTE: The Housing Court Project is for advice only. It is best to get legal advice BEFORE your court date. Referrals are available to full representation legal services.

Legal Advice for Tenants

Who can use this service?
A tenant who lives in Hennepin County whose income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may use this service.
When can I talk with a lawyer?
Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 12:00n
Where is the Housing Court Project?
Go to the room next to the Housing Court clerks' front counter on the 3rd floor of the C-Tower (courts) of the Hennepin Co. Govt. Center, at 300 6th St. S., in downtown Minneapolis, MN. You must go through security and then take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Legal Advice for Landlords

Who can use the Housing Court Project services?
Landlords who have incomes at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines may use this service, but they must also live in the rental property and be named as the owner on the deed.
When can I talk with a lawyer?
Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 12:00n
Note: The lawyers are volunteers, and somtimes they are not available. If you need legal advice, and a volunteer lawyer is not present, you can call the Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) at (612)752-6677.
Where is the Housing Court Project?
3rd Floor of the C-Tower (courts) in the Hennepin Co. Govt. Center, at 300 6th St. S., in downtown Minneapolis, MN. You must go through security and then take the elevator to the 3rd floor. At the Housing Court Project, landlords meet only with attorneys from the Volunteer Lawyers Network. The Legal Aid attorneys only meet with tenants.
Not low income?
Brief advice consults are available on a first-come first-served basis at the Legal Access Point (LAP) Clinic at the Hennepin Court Self-Help Center on the skyway level of the Hennepin Co. Govt. Center from 9:00a - 11:00a, Monday - Friday. You could also call the Lawyer Referral & Information Service at (612)752-6666.

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