Latest update: Governor Walz has extended the Peacetime Emergency Order until December 14, 2020  suspending evictions and lease terminations by landlords. Even though evictions are suspended, rent is still due. There are some resources available to help you pay rent.

Emergency Rental Assistance from Hennepin County

Residents of Hennepin County may qualify for emergency assistance to help with rent and other housing costs.

If you do not have internet access or cannot complete the form in English, call 612-302-3160. Leave a message and someone will return your call as quickly as possible. Households that appear eligible will be contacted by a provider to complete the application process, including collecting verification information.

State of Minnesota Assistance and Resources

On July 14, Governor Walz announced a $100 million housing assistance program to help prevent evictions, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for individuals and families impacted by Covid-19. Applications for individuals and households should become available in mid to late August. More information, eligibility, and updates will be posted on the website.

  • You can sign up to receive updates and news about the MN Covid-19 Housing Assistance Program HERE
  • For more information, send an email to Please note: the main phone line at Minnesota Housing is not currently being answered as staff works remotely, so the best way to contact is to send an email.
  • Homeownership/Single Family Division: 651-296-8215 or 800-710-8871,, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. business days 
  • Multifamily Rental Division: 651-296-9832 or 800-657-3647

Other Resources for Help With Housing

  • Free legal help for renters: call 612-728-5767, 866-866-3546. Covid-19 specific info including weekly webinars, latest updates, and more resources of potential additional assistance.

COVID-19 Hotline

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