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Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent? 

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If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

Rent Help MN

Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent?

Apply for today

If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

Rent Help MN

What is RentHelpMN

This program was created to help Minnesota renters who are at risk of losing their housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reimburse property owners for missed rent payments. If you have fallen behind on your rent, we are here to help. Find out if you qualify and begin your application today.

PROGRAM DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The RentHelpMN rental assistance program has announced a submission deadline for new applications and re-applications. 

The deadline to apply for assistance from the statewide RentHelpMN program is Friday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. 

If you are behind on rent, you may apply for past-due rent, utilities and up to one month of forward rent. 

Applications will not be accepted after Friday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. If you have started an application but have not hit “Complete” and then “Okay” on the last page, it will not be processed and cannot be changed after the deadline. If you have already submitted a RentHelpMN application, it will continue to be processed and you do not need to call 211 unless you have an immediate question. 

 

Who Can Apply Now? 
Rent Help MN Phase One

RentHelpMN is Protection Against Eviction

If you are a renter 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 provide information to all parties. Learn more about the eviction process and how to protect yourself at homelinemn.org.

Prepare Your Application

Eligible Minnesota renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. If you qualify, you could receive up to 18 months total assistance.
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GET READY

Be sure to use our Get Ready checklists to help you prepare your application. Find more helpful forms and templates to upload when you apply.

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RENTER CHECKLIST

Download the Renter checklist PDF to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.

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LANDLORD CHECKLIST

Download the Landlord checklist PDF to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.

211-logo-tagline-rgb   Who can I call with questions?  Trained operators are available to answer your questions about your eligibility, bills, documents or to make a reasonable accommodation. Call 211 today.


Renter Application

If you are a renter living in Minnesota who meets the eligibility requirements, you can apply for RentHelpMN.


Landlord Registration

Are you a landlord with tenants behind on rent? RentHelpMN is a new opportunity to pay for owed rent.

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Other available resources

Numerous entities received housing and related assistance funds as part of the COVID-19 relief funds.

SHARE RentHelpMN WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

 

If you would like to help spread the word about RentHelpMN, follow the link below to access a toolkit of materials for you to use. These include social media posts, email and text message language, posters, flyers, digital ads and more.

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