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RentHelpMN COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

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Renters and Landlords, Get Ready. Help is on the Way.

We recognize that many people have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn and are in great need of assistance. RentHelpMN will launch soon and it will help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen.

Eligible Minnesota renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020 (April 1 rent). If you qualify, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance. RentHelpMN will open for applications in the coming weeks.

Download the Renters, Get Ready or Landlords, Get Ready checklists from the box at the top right of this page. You can also learn more and get ready to apply at renthelpmn.org.

Sign up for email updates about when RentHelpMN will open and how to apply. Please note: the eNews sign-up link doesn't work in Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

Information Sessions

Minnesota Housing hosted two information sessions about the program in March 2021, reviewing who is eligible and what expenses will be covered.

Watch the recorded webinar (PowerPoint slides coming soon). Spanish, Hmong and Somali webinar and PowerPoint slides translations will also be available on this webpage soon.

A note for homeowners:

As the name suggests, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program is only open to renters and landlords. We understand that many homeowners are also struggling with housing costs and we anticipate that federal financial assistance will be announced soon.

Sign up for email updates on federal assistance for homeowners. Please note: the  eNews sign-up link doesn't work in Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

Homeowners can also find current information about foreclosure prevention and forbearance here.

Background on the Federal COVID-19 Relief Package