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RentHelp application deadline is Friday
Randy Petersen, Rochester Post-Bulletin via Yahoo! News, January 25, 2022

RentHelpMN application deadline is January 28
Jill Mazullo, Minnesota Housing, January 25, 2022

Minnesota rent assistance program continues to see applications
Danielle Webster, Prairie Public Broadcasting, January 12, 2022

Minnesota paid $333 million in rent help through December, but federal aid is running out
Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, January 12, 2022

November sets new record for Emergency Rental Assistance disbursed
US Department of the Treasury, January 7, 2022

MN Housing Commissioner says rent assistance still available
Tim Matthews, KRWC, December 8, 2021

RentHelpMN has used more than half of its funds
Noah Caplan, KTTC, December 2, 2021

RentHelpMN preventing evictions, but not without conflict
Jordan Smith, Mankato Free Press, November 14, 2021

Minnesota evictions climb toward pre-pandemic levels as most renter protections lifted
Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, November 13, 2021

Financial support available for renters struggling to pay rent, utility bills
Andee Erickson, Duluth News Tribune, November 10, 2021

Minnesota paid more than $100 million in rent help in October
Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, November 3, 2021

Rent assistance in the wake of the pandemic
Kyeland Jackson, TPT, October 29, 2021

Evictions rise as state COVID-19 protections begin to lift
US News and World Report, October 19, 2021

Minnesota is speeding up rental aid payments
Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, September 30, 2021

On Minnesota’s eviction moratorium and what comes next
Darby Ottoson, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, September 9, 2021

Minnesota doles out $47 million in rent relief
Matthew Guerry, Duluth News Tribune, September 2, 2021

Minnesota continues to offer rent relief
Mel Reeves, Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, August 18, 2021

Eviction ban: Federal policy gone wrong
Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, August 6, 2021

Ending of Federal Eviction Moratorium Does Not Affect Minnesotans
Jill Mazullo, Minnesota Housing, July 30, 2021

With thousands of Minnesota tenants behind on rent, a new state law sets the rules for assistance
Randy Furst, Star Tribune, July 12, 2021

Next phase of moratorium off-ramp could bring more evictions in Minnesota next week
Callan Gray, KSTP-TV, July 8, 2021

Minnesota starts making rent payments for pandemic victims
Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, May 26, 2021

Minnesotans anxiously await rent help as a fraction of federal aid has gone out
Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, May 26, 2021

Tenants worry and landlords fume over eviction ban
Brian Bakst, MPR News, May 25, 2021

Rollout of Minnesota’s rental assistance program beset by glitches, slow payments
Peter Callaghan, MinnPost, May 21, 2021

Minnesota leaders urge struggling renters to apply for aid
Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, April 30, 2021

Walz says new MN rental aid program ready to go, but the cash isn’t flowing yet
Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, April 30, 2021

MN rental assistance program to soon begin payouts
Tim Pugmire, MPR News, April 30, 2021

News Release: Government funds available to help renters and landlords pay their bills
Minnesota Housing, April 20, 2021

State gears up to open new rental assistance program as Minnesota Senate passes ‘off-ramp’ to end eviction moratorium
Peter Callaghan, MinnPost, April 15, 2021

RentHelpMN to help struggling Minnesotans cover rent costs
Jessica Bringe, KIMT3 News, March 29, 2021