IMAA knows the language of housing is often confusing for those recently arrived in the United States. IMAA provides information and teaches skills related to stable housing to refugee/asylee families/individuals new to the United States

IMAA staff assists refugee and asylee families to obtain stable housing by:

  • Helping clients locate available housing
  • Contacting the landlord/manager on behalf of the client
  • Working with the client to apply for any housing assistance that may be available

IMAA is also a member of Olmsted County Homeless Community Network.

For assistance with housing, please contact Sarah Vetter at (507) 289-5960 ext. 113 or sarah.vetter@imaa.net.

Housing Resources

Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (OCHRA)

Rental assistance, rehabilitation, first time ownership

2122 Campus Dr. SE, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55904


First Homes

A project of the Rochester Area Foundation that helps lower income families buys a house. 

For more information about the program, visit http://firsthomes.org or call 507-287-7117


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that utilizes volunteers to build homes that are sold at a reduced cost to low-income individuals. New homeowners are expected to contribute 300-500 hours of their own time building the homes with the assistance of trained professionals. Homeowners must meet eligibility requirements established by Habitat for Humanity.

Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity
1530 Greenview Dr SW, Suite 107
Rochester, MN 55902


Subsidized Apartment Complexes in Rochester

These apartments offer reduced rent to eligible low-income individuals and families.  


Eastridge Estates, (507) 285-0022

2009 17th St SE

Rochester, MN 55904


Hylands Apartments, (507) 288-4201

2800 Charles Ct NW

Rochester, MN 55904


Innsbruck Apartments, (507) 289-1319

1530 50th St NW

Rochester, MN 55901


Rochester Square, (507) 288-9205

320 31st St NE

Rochester, MN 55906

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