Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent? RENTHELPMN is here. 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.

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.

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.

What is RentHelpMN?

This program was created to help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen. If you find yourself in this position, we are here to help. Find out if you qualify and get ready to apply.

PHASE ONE: APPLY NOW IF YOU OWE BACK RENT
RentHelpMN is currently working with renters who owe back rent. Those who owe back rent and meet the eligiibility requirements may apply for all offered assistance. We will update this page when the program is accepting all other rent and utility assistance requests.
Phase one is now. People with past due rent are invited apply for assistance with past due rent, past due utilities, and upcoming rent. Phase two. All eligible renters may apply for all available assistance. This includes for past due rent, past due utilites, and upcoming rent.

What does RentHelpMN offer?

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 15 months total assistance.
RENT PAYMENTS
Past-due rent since March 13, 2020 (April 1st rent) and upcoming rent, three months at a time
UTILITY PAYMENTS
Gas, electric, water/sewer, garbage/recycling and other utilities as approved
ADDITIONAL HOUSING RELATED COSTS
Varies, but may include fees charged by your landlord or eviction-related costs

Renter Application

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

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

Landlord Registration

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

Download the Landlord checklist for information about how to alert your tenants, help them get ready to apply and prepare your own documentation to register as a landlord.

  Who can I call with questions?  Trained operators are available to answer your questions about your eligibility, bills or documents. Call 211 today.


Other available resources

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

SHARE 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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