New COVID-19 Financial Aid For Tenants!
New emergency financial assistance is now available to tenants! The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program from the State of Minnesota provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction and maintain housing stability. The Governor's Eviction Moratorium is scheduled to expire soon, so take advantage of this assistance now!
The aid can only be used for fees that are past due but can be used toward late rent, maintenance and utility payments.
Am I Eligible To Apply?
To qualify for housing assistance, households must meet all of the criteria listed below:
Be a Minnesota resident.
Be a renter or homeowner with an income at or below 300% of federal poverty guidelines, with a preference for those at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
Have an eligible expense that was incurred after March 1, 2020 that is past due. Housing assistance funds can only be used for eligible expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
Be unable to make the payment(s) owed because of the public health emergency due to unemployment, illness, or another COVID-19 related issue.
If you currently receive rental assistance that adjusts with income (i.e. Housing Choice voucher, project-based assistance, or another form of state or federal rental assistance), you are generally not eligible to apply for rental assistance in the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program. You may still apply for assistance with eligible utility expenses.
Apply now by dialing 211 or visit www.HousingHelpMN.org. Once you have applied or if you have any questions - please call Housing Hub at 651-488-2437.