More COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance On The Way!
Great news for residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic - more financial aid is on the way! The Minnesota Housing COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program will help eligible renters with overdue rent since March 2020, up to three months of upcoming rent at a time, and any related utility payments. The application window has not opened yet, but will open up in the coming weeks!
Tenants must meet the following requirements:
1. Be a low-income Minnesota renter
Renter households must be at or below of 80 percent of Area Median Income
(AMI) for their location (metro area or non-metro county), as set by the most
current US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Household
income will be verified to establish eligibility.
2. Be eligible for unemployment benefits or experienced financial hardship
directly or indirectly due to the coronavirus outbreak
A household may demonstrate qualification for Unemployment Insurance, or
demonstrate a reduction in household income, have incurred significant costs,
or experienced other financial hardship.
3. Can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
A household may demonstrate risk through an eviction notice, past due utility
or rent notice, or other reasons as described by the household.
Landlords (including Housing Hub) will be able to apply on behalf of their eligible residents. We will notify tenants when the program begins accepting applications!