Later this month, renters will be able to apply for emergency rent assistance through the forthcoming RentHelpMN program. Eligible renters will be able to get help with overdue rent dating back to April 2020, up to three months of upcoming rent, and utility payments. To qualify, households must have earned 80% or less of the area median income last year or in the most recent month. More detailed guidance will be outlined later in April. For now, renters and landlords can check out the program website for further details. In addition, you can watch a recording of an earlier info session here and sign up for email updates on the program here.
Minneapolis is partnering with the state, Hennepin County, St. Paul, and others to launch the program. Minneapolis City Council Members received a presentation on the program – you can review the slides here or watch the meeting here. More information will be shared as it becomes available.