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RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.

To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visit to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.

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

The Eviction Moratorium is Ending

Read the frequently asked questions and answers about the evictions off-ramp timeline. ( Hmong, Spanish, and Somali)


RentHelpMN Dashboard

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

Program Guide

Information Sessions

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

Help for Homeowners:

As the name suggests, RentHelpMN is only open to renters and landlords. We understand that many homeowners are also struggling with housing costs and we are designing a plan for the new, upcoming HomeHelpMN COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund program.

Sign up for HomeHelpMN email updates and visit the HomeHelpMN webpage for more information. 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