What is the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program?
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. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households.
Community Mediation Minnesota is one of the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program local administrators around the state that is working with individuals located in [Your Coverage Area].
For complete details on who is eligible to apply and what costs are covered by the program, visit www.211unitedway.org. Interested applicants may also call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211) or text “MNRENT” to 898-211 to learn more. 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. Monday through Friday.
Are you Eligible to Apply?
To qualify for housing assistance, Minnesota households must meet all of the following criteria:
- Income at or below 300% of federal poverty guidelines, with a preference for those at or below
200% of federal poverty guidelines.
- Have an eligible expense that was incurred after March 1, 2020 that is past due. Housing
assistance funds can only be used for eligible expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and
December 30, 2020.
- Be unable to make one or more payments owed because of the public health emergency due to
unemployment, illness, or another COVI D-19 related issue.
For additional information, please click here: COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program