Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota


There are a lot of reasons people need help with housing. Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we planned. Other times we get slammed with an unexpected hiccup in life, such as job loss or debt following a medical emergency. With one in six people living in poverty today1, homelessness is not predictable or exclusive to a certain “type” of person – it could happen to anyone.

Whether you need a roof over your head for the night or you’re looking for an affordable place to call home for years, The Salvation Army has about 50 emergency, transitional and permanent housing options in Minnesota and North Dakota that can help. Thousands of people sleep safely every night because of these programs.

Click the links below to reveal a description of each housing service we provide:

Emergency Housing

Sometimes we get thrown a curveball in life with little or no time to react. If you’ve lost your housing and need immediate help, we will make sure you have a warm bed to sleep in at night. You can stay at one of our emergency housing facilities. In cities where we don’t have facilities, we will refer you to partner programs or provide financial assistance to cover nightly housing costs when available.

Transitional Housing

When you need a place to stay during the “in-between,” our transitional housing program offers shelter to give you time to find a permanent place to live. If you’ve been evicted, are dealing with an addiction, face a domestic break-up or have another type of housing crisis, contact your local Salvation Army service office to find out what transitional housing options are available in your city. We offer temporary housing and support services for up to six months to low-income single men and women, and some areas are able to accommodate young adults and families. Our Harbor Light Center is Minnesota’s largest homeless outreach facility.

Permanent Supportive Housing

We want to help people find a place to call home. When you need a long-term housing solution, one of our permanent housing facilities may be a good fit. Our housing options range from supportive housing facilities for seniors to apartments for vulnerable young adults learning independence. We also have complexes for homeless adults and families.

Enter your ZIP code below to find housing programs in your area.

1The Salvation Army’s Report to America, “Perceptions of Poverty”