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COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (MN) | Minnesota Housing

State AgencyMinnesota Housing
Program NameCOVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (MN)
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for renters and homeowners who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program StatusClosed to New Applicants
Start Date08/24/2020
Eligibility Criteria

• Must have a household income at or below 300 percent of federal poverty guideline, with priority given to those at or below 200 percent.
• Must be past due on an expense incurred after March 1, 2020, due to COVID-19-related circumstances.
• Recipients of rental assistance programs such as Section 8 are only eligible for utility assistance.
• Must not have a federally backed mortgage.

Eligible Activities
  • Rent
  • Rent arrearages
  • Mortgage (may include principal and interest)
  • Mortgage arrearages
  • Mortgage insurance
  • Homeowners Insurance (may include hazard insurance)
  • Homeowner Association Fees
Direct Recipient of Assistance
  • Landlord
  • Mortgage Servicer
Administration StructureThe program will be administered through local organizations awarded funding through an RFP process.
Maximum Length of Assistance

Not specified

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

Not specified

Household Contribution RequirementsNone
Total Applications as of Date28,000
Total Household Recipients of Assistance as of Date10,200
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
Total Funding Amount of Program$100,000,000.00

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