Frogtown and Rondo Neighborhood Housing Resource Guide

Intro - Housing Resource Guide

The Frogtown Rondo Action Network (FRAN), the Frogtown Rondo Home Fund (FRHF), and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity share the belief that residents in the Rondo and Frogtown neighborhoods need to be empowered to take full advantage of the housing opportunities that exist in the neighborhoods.  This guide was designed to provide basic information to help individuals and families understand what housing choices are available and navigate their way through the options.  This guide is primarily intended as a reference for those who work directly with residents in schools, places of worship, community events, and social service settings.  Every attempt has been made to verify that programs listed are available and funded as of the date released. It will be updated as needed.

The guide is divided into five sections: emergency housing resources, rental housing and tenant resources, home buyer resourceshome owner resources, and temporary housing resources.  The content in each section is laid out in a table format. The name of the organization or program and contact information is given in the left hand column.  The right hand column contains a short description of the resource and any eligibility requirements.

Some organizations perform many different types of services.  When this occurs we have tried to list them in each separate section.  Also, some programs serve as a gateway to other assistance.  In these cases we have only listed the “intake” organization.  For example, many different organizations own and manage affordable rental units in the neighborhood.  A prospective tenant could contact all of these agencies to ask about vacancies or use the gateway provided by Housing Link to search all vacancies.  We have chosen to only include the contact for Housing Link in this example.

Eligibility for many housing resources is based on household size and the household’s combined annual income.  Income is measured one of two ways:

  1. A percentage of the Area Median Income (AMI).  The AMI is the average income of all people living within the Twin Cities metro area.
  2. A percentage of the federal poverty line.

Please refer to the chart below to calculate eligibility for the resources in the guide.

Household Size100% of Poverty150% of Poverty30% AMI200% of Poverty50% AMI300% of Poverty80% AMI400% of Poverty100% AMI