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We do not provide direct housing assistance. Please contact your local program and connect with an advocate.


Violence Free Minnesota works to create a Minnesota where everyone can access safe, affordable housing. We do this by:


  • Collaborating with Member Programs

    • We collaborate with our member programs across the state to develop new, innovative housing options and increase capacity to serve victim/survivors who are facing housing instability or homelessness. 

  • Partnering with the Homeless/Housing Community

    • We work to make sure victim/survivors’ needs are considered as our community partners work to end homelessness 

  • Transforming National and Statewide Systems and Policy

    • We make sure victim/survivors’ experiences are represented in housing funding prioritization, statewide systems of housing services, and state housing legislation


Housing: Point in Time Count

Since 2017, Violence Free Minnesota has annually partnered with the Minnesota Office to Prevent and End Homeless to administer the Safe Housing Survey: Supplemental Homeless DV/SA Point In Time Count  - or the attempting to flee count - to count the number of people fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in one night in January.

2017 PIT Summary

2018 PIT Summary



In 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule implementing housing protections authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). This final rule is crucial to protect housing for survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. 


Link to the federal rule


Nuisance Ordinances 


Advocacy Toolkit

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