Housing and homeless resources

For questions regarding eligibility including how to apply, click here.

For general questions and inquiries please email housingsupport@mnprairie.gov or contact 507-431-5780

Emergency assistance

MNPrairie offers emergency assistance if you are experiencing a crisis that may result in homelessness or loss of utilities. Please refer to our emergency assistance page for more information

If you don’t qualify for emergency assistance, you may be able to get similar help from another homeless prevention program. Eligibility for these programs is determined by your residential address, income and specific housing circumstances. Before you visit one of these organizations in person, call ahead to get information on when you can apply and whether funds are still available for the month.  


Secure and safe housing for all ages and people is a basic need. Dodge, Steele and Waseca take part in the Coordinated Entry system to support people who may be at risk of becoming homeless or who are currently homeless. To access homeless support services, follow the steps below:

  • If you are currently working with a MNPrairie case manager, start by contacting your case manager.
  • If you do not currently work with a MNPrairie case manager, contact one of these agencies  for a homeless assessment for services.

Coordinated entry

Is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs. It is a priority list for homeless services and programs.

For more information about Coordinated Entry and continuum of care, visit Three Rivers Continuum of Care.

Agency: Semcac

Entry point: Individuals and families with children

Phone number(s): Steele: 507.451.7134 - Dodge: 507.634.4350

Agency: Partners for Affordable Housing

Entry point: Families with children and homeless adult females. This agency operates a shelter.

Phone number: Waseca: 507.387.8189

Agency: Minnesota Valley Action Council

Entry point: Everyone

Phone number: Waseca: 507.835.8240

Agency: Lutheran Social Services

Entry point: Youth who are 24 years old and younger

Phone number(s): Dodge & Steele: 507.316.8273 - 

Waseca: 507.381.6670

Agency: MN Assistance Council for Veterans

Entry point: Veterans

Phone number: Dodge, Steele & Waseca: 507.345.8258

Agency: Committee Against Domestic Abuse

Entry point: Victims of domestic and sexual violence

Phone number: Waseca: 507.835.7828

Agency: Women’s Shelter Inc.

Entry point: Victims of domestic and sexual violence

Phone number: Dodge: 507.634.6070 ext. 160

Agency: MNPrairie

Entry point: Any population

Contact information: housingsupport@mnprairie.gov for a referral 

Housing resources

Housing Crisis - Who to Call

Dodge County

Steele County

Waseca County

For general questions pertaining to housing resources within the MNPrairie region, you can reach the housing team.