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Emergency rent assistance

RentHelpMN closed to new applications on Friday, January 28th, 2022 and closed to re-applications Friday, May 13, 2022.

Applications previously submitted through the RentHelpMN website will continue to be processed by Minnesota Housing, Hennepin County, and the City of Minneapolis. 

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The state of Minnesota's eviction moratorium ends May 31, 2022. There will be no protection from eviction for non-payment of rent, even if you have a pending application for rent assistance.

Learn more about the evictions moratorium at

HomeHelpMN is a new program from Minnesota Housing to provide assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other eligible housing-related expenses due to the pandemic. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $35,000 in assistance for past due expenses.

The application period has been extended until August 17, 2022, but homeowners should not wait to apply,

For more information, visit or call 1800-388-3226.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through the end of 2021, Hennepin County distributed more than $50 million of emergency rent assistance to Hennepin County residents impacted by the pandemic from it's CARES Act and Emergency Rental Assistance allocations.

We worked with a broad range of service organizations, nonprofits and community partners to distribute this funding to households in need, with special focus on reaching communities most vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The Emergency Housing Assistance map linked below is intended to track the impacts of this funding.

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View the interactive map.

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