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COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Closing December 7

Author: MHA/Monday, November 30, 2020/Categories: COVID-19

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 apply for housing assistance, your residents can:

  • Call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211),
  • Visit, 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.
Visit the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program website to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.

Don't forget to have residents apply by Monday, December 7!

Ramsey County
Ramsey County has created a Direct Landlord Assistance Program under which property owners can access one-time grants for up to $20,000 per rental unit in which residents have missed rental payments from March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.

Application deadlines:

  • First round: Friday, November 13 - For small landlords (those owning no more than 50 units across multiple properties).
  • Second round: Thursday, December 10 - For all other landlords, including small landlords who did not apply during the first round

Washington County
Washington County has created a Direct Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The application deadline is Monday, November 3

The deadline for state and local governments to use Federal CARES Act funds is December 30, 2020. It is possible that Congress could extend the terms but that cannot be relied upon.



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