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Thinica Owichakiyapi Thipi

(Helping the Homeless Build)

We know that stable, affordable housing creates positive outcomes for families and youth. Together with the community, the Thinica Owichakiyapi Thipi will achieve housing stability and create equitable outcomes for our families.

Housing Accessibility

Our first priority for families experiencing homelessness is accessing stable, safe and affordable housing. Together, we work to to end cycles of homelessness by promoting traditional values of self-determination and interconnectedness. Ways we do this include:

  • Support from other AIFC programs
  • Building community partnerships
  • Financial literacy & workforce readiness

Housing Stability

If you’re on the verge of losing your home, we can provide you immediate help with rent, utilities or security deposits to prevent homelessness. Together, we will work with you to navigate your journey toward housing and economic stability. Ways we can assist include:

  • Case management
  • Landlord mediation
  • Financial assistance


You can come to us before there’s a crisis involving your housing. We’ll take the steps to solve problems and find resources for difficult situations. If your household has been impacted by COVID, contact us to provide assistance.


Work with a member of our team to connect you to resources that will support your journey of housing stability. We will build a team of partners that are behind you as you create the future you want.


Being knowledgeable about housing issues impacting our community will be key to your success. Our Housing Hot Topics workshops will prepare and inform you on how to make the best decisions for housing your family.

You are eligible for services if you:

  • Are American Indian
  • Live in Ramsey County
  • Meet yearly income guidelines
  • Are committed to your success

Eligibility for Thinica Owichakiyapi Thipi (Helping the Homeless Build) is met on a case-by-case basis.

You can text or call our Housing team or use the link below to e-mail.

Upcoming Events

May 20 @ 6:00 pm

AIFC: Ombi’ayaa Anishinaabe-Ininiiwug (Rise Up Original Men) – Men’s Smudge and Support Group

American Indian Family Center (AIFC)

Join American Indian Family Center’s Father & Men’s Outreach Specialist, Nate Bordeaux, for an in-person Men’s Smudge and Support Group. It will be a potluck, so… Read More

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