Project HOPE

Project HOPE (Homeless Outreach Prevention & Education) is a special SMRLS project working against homelessness in Ramsey County. In a collaborative partnership with Neighborhood House and Community Action Program, HOPE works to prevent evictions, prevent or reverse utility shutoffs, secure housing, and obtain security deposits to prevent or end homelessness. HOPE also advocates for the rights of families seeking access to shelter in Ramsey County.

Project HOPE offers:

To qualify for Project HOPE, you must:

To Get Help:

To find out if you are eligible for Project HOPE, please call the SMRLS intake line at 651-222-4731.  Intake line hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The financial assistance offered through HOPE is also available through Community Action Program of Ramsey and Washington Counties and Neighborhood House East Side Family Center.

Intake packet

Apply for Emergency Assistance before asking for financial help from Project HOPE, unless you have already used Emergency Assistance in the last 12 months. 

How to apply for Ramsey County Emergency Assistance 


For families with children

For electric, gas or water bill assistance

For specific parts of the county

Other resources for crisis funding

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