Back on your rent? Apply for Assistance or Face Evacuation – WCCO
Minneapolis (WCCO) There is an important deadline Tuesday for Minnesota residents who need help paying rent. Ask for help, otherwise you may be fired.
Starting Tuesday, all lease terminations and eviction protections are voided, unless you qualify for rental assistance and have applied.
This means property managers won’t have to give 15 days’ notice of eviction anymore, so the process of getting you out of your home can move in more quickly.
If you are behind on rent, you are required to apply for RentHelpMN as soon as possible and see if you qualify.
RentHelpMN has received over 49,000 applications. She paid out over $128 million. Funds are available for those who are late in paying rent so that they can maintain stable housing.
To find out if you qualify or not, click here.
The legislation states that evictions may not be brought or proceeded against a tenant with a pending application for emergency rental assistance. However, if your landlord files a case against you while you are waiting for your application for assistance, you will still need to appear in court and prove that you are protected by law.
Minnesota Housing has staff available in many courts to help you prove the status of your application, if necessary.