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RentHelpMN COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

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Application deadline has passed

The RentHelpMN rental assistance program is no longer accepting additional applications. Applications that were submitted on or before the January 28 deadline will be reviewed. Eligible requests will be processed subject to funding availability. 

RentHelpMN is Protection Against Eviction

If a renter is facing eviction for non-payment of rent, a pending application for emergency rental assistance is a protection. Renters who receive an eviction notice must still respond and need to show up to court to show proof of their application. Staff from Minnesota Housing are present at court sessions to assist. Learn more about the eviction process and how to protect yourself at

Additional Resources:

Additional resources are listed at RentHelpMN and on Minnesota Housing's website. They include:
  • Minnesota has a streamlined application for benefits such as cash, food, emergency housing, and child care assistance.
  • If you are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or don’t have a place you can stay for very long, contact your local Coordinated Entry “front door” for additional resources.
  • Your local county or tribal social service agency can help you connect with other benefits or services, as well as emergency aid.
  • Utility assistance is still available through the Energy Assistance Program.

Learn More about RentHelpMN

News and Updates

The News webpage includes program updates, dashboard information and news stories about the program.

RentHelpMN Dashboard

For information about applications that have been submitted and payments that have been made, please see the RentHelpMN Dashboard.

Program Guide

View the RentHelpMN COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program guide  (UPDATED January 28, 2022).

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