Once you’ve decided on the type of housing that you think is right for you, you still need to find your actual home. For example, if you know you want to rent an apartment, you still need to find the actual apartment you’ll live in.

The process for finding a location depends on your specific situation, including:

  • The area you live in
  • The type of housing you need and want, and
  • What benefits you get.

Each of the articles in HB101’s Types of Housing section gives suggestions on who can help you find the right home for you.

Read the articles in HB101’s Paying for Housing section to learn more about benefits that can help pay for housing.

Read the articles in HB101’s Services section to learn about benefits that can help pay for services you need.

Learn More

The Individualized Housing Options Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities is an excellent resource that covers many housing topics.

Live Well at Home can help you evaluate your living situation. It lists common reasons why people think they can’t live alone.

Your local independent living center can help you connect with peers who have disabilities and learn about all sorts of disability-related issues.

Your local legal aid office can help you figure out solutions to legal problems, such as tenant rights issues, resolving criminal histories, and more.

The Volunteer Lawyers Network is another excellent resource that can provide free legal help for people with low income, including people with criminal histories.

Beyond Backgrounds is a program that helps people with past problems get housing. It also can help property owners and managers rent to people who have had problems in the past.

The Thinking About a Housemate? worksheet can help you understand whether living with a housemate makes sense for you.

Minnesota State University in Mankato offers information on personal budget tools.

Get Help

These resources may be able to help you: