Minnesota COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is Now Accepting Applications
The Minnesota COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications!
Minnesota Housing announced on August 24, 2020, that the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications. The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. The program is designed to cover expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities or other housing-related expenses that were incurred after March 1, 2020 and are past due.
To start the process to apply for housing assistance, you can call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211), visit 211unitedway.org, or text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Once you are connected to 211, they will connect you to a local administrator. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households.
Visit http://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19housingassistanceprogramFAQ to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.