Extreme Cold Resources – Winter 2023-2024

As temperatures begin to drop in Minnesota, overnight warming spaces are beginning to open across the state. These spaces are offered in addition to shelters. Click here to find warming spaces listed in your region.

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2023 Thanksgiving and Holiday Resources

Looking for Thanksgiving and Holiday resources in your area? 211 maintains a list of agencies that offer a variety of seasonal resources. You can search by the county names (i.e. Hennepin County) to find different programs offered in your area. Some programs will only serve individuals who live in a specific city or zip code.…

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Cold Weather Rule 2023

Minnesota‚Äôs Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. To protect service from disconnection individuals must make and keep a payment plan that is agreed upon between the customer and utility company. The utility company…

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Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare) Renewal

Minnesota has maintained healthcare coverage for its Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Minnesotans who newly gained eligibility or already had eligibility for Medicaid (called Medical Assistance in Minnesota) or MinnesotaCare have remained enrolled in the coverage. However, federal law now requires the restart of regular Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare) renewals.…

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