About Housing Benefits 101
updated July 3, 2024

Housing Benefits 101 (HB101) helps people who need affordable housing, and supports to maintain that housing, understand the range of housing options and support services available. HB101 can help you make choices about where you want to live. It can also help you figure out a long-term housing plan that works for you, and the steps to move toward your housing goals.

HB101 features:

  • Information: Content covers a wide range of topics, including information on specific types of housing, services, and life situations like yours. You can learn about your housing options, how to pay for housing, and how to get the services you need, wherever you live.
  • Tools: Tools to help you plan and organize are coming soon!
  • Experts: Find answers to your questions. Connect to community resources. Get help understanding your next steps. HB101’s Chat with a Hub expert connects you to a real person who can help with your situation. HB101 content has MinnesotaHelp.info search links that help you find specific resources in your own community.
  • Opportunities for Input: We want to hear from you! Use the feedback form at the top of each page Feedback icon to tell us about your experience using HB101.


DB101 conforms to W3C and Section 508 accessibility standards. Use the feedback form to let us know about any accessibility issues.


To better meet the needs of Minnesotans who need affordable housing and support services, the Minnesota Department of Human Services contracted with the World Institute on Disability to update, redesign, and expand the DHS Housing Resource Toolbox by creating Housing Benefits 101.

The HB101 web site was funded by Minnesota’s Money Follows the Person grant, Moving Home Minnesota.

The HB101 Team has been working together since 2013 to design, produce, test and refine this site. The HB101 Team is: