State and Local Programs to Promote Housing Stability

Statewide – MN Housing COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program has up to $100 million to provide 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. Visit the program site to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Hennepin County

To prepare for the risk of thousands of people newly threatened with homelessness, Hennepin County recently announced $15 million for rental assistance for low income households who cannot afford their housing costs due to COVID-19. Visit the program site to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Ramsey County

Increased financial assistance is available for Ramsey County residents who have lost income due to COVID-19 and need help paying for housing costs. Expanded eligibility requirements and increased maximum dollar limits for those seeking help have been made possible through $15 million in federal funds received by the county through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Residents may be eligible for Emergency Assistance that can help pay for past due rent/mortgage, a damage deposit, or prevent utilities including water, electricity and heat, from being disconnected. Visit the program site to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Dakota County

Help is available for qualified Dakota County renters who are unable to pay rent and utility costs due to COVID-19 related income loss through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This assistance may be used to pay current and past due rent and utilities including gas, electric and water. Visit the program site to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Carver County

Up to $5000 in assistance is available for qualified Carver County renters and homeowners who are unable to pay their rent, mortgage, homeowners association dues, and utilities including gas, electric and septic. This assistance includes current month and past due bills back to March 1, 2020. Residents must show a loss of income due to COVID-19. Visit the program site to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. If you have questions, need assistance, or would like a paper copy of the application call 952-556-2776 or email reception@carvercda.org.

Washington County

Homeowners in Washington County who have experienced a reduction in income because of the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for one-time grants of up to $10,000 to help make housing payments. More information can be found here.

A separate program providing rental assistance will be administered by Washington County’s Community Services Department. Please call Economic Support intake line: 651.430.6459 or HOST Housing line 651.430.6488. More information can be found here.

Know of other programs?

This list is built off of information we receive from local communities. If you know of other programs in your community and want to share the resources on this site, please email elizabeth.dressel@state.mn.us.