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Deadline to Apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is Monday

Dec 02, 2020 02:55PM ● By Editor
From the Minnesota Department of Housing - December 2, 2020

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. The program is designed to cover expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities or other housing-related expenses that were incurred after March 1, 2020 and are past due.
Individuals and families interested in applying can:
  • Call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211), 
  • Visit, or 
  • Text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. 
The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily.
The deadline to apply for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance through the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is Monday, December 7 at 11:59 p.m. Online applications must be in “Submitted” status and paper applications must be postmarked by December 7. Visit Minnesota Housing’s website to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 
Please help us spread the word about the application deadline with the individuals and families you work with who may need assistance. Thank you!