Welcome to the Minnesota COVID-19
Housing Assistance Pre-application

To see if you qualify for COVID-19 Housing Assistance, begin by filling out this pre-application.

Due to a high demand for the program, applicants may experience wait times of several weeks or longer for application review.

This form is available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish. To access this form in one of these languages, contact 211 for assistance ( Call: 211 or 651.291-0211 Toll Free: 800.543-7709 ).

Daim ntawv kuj muaj yam siv lus Hmoob, Somali thiab Mev. Yog xav siv daim ntawv no yam siv ib hom ntawm cov lus no, hu rau 211 rau txoj kev pab ( Hu: 211 los yog 651.291-0211 Hu Dawb: 800.543-7709 ).

Foomkan waxaa la heli karaa isagoo ah afafka Hmoonga, Soomaaliga iyo Isbaanishka. Si aad u hesho foomkan isagoo mid afafkaas ah ku qoran, kala xiriir 211 gargaarid ( Wac: 211 ama 651.291-0211 Khadka lacag la'aanta ah: 800.543-7709 ).

Este formulario está disponible en hmong, somalí y español. Para acceder a este formulario en uno de esos idiomas, llame al 211 para obtener asistencia ( Llame al: 211 o 651.291-0211 llame gratis al: 800.543-7709 ).

Let's get started. Be sure to fill out all required (*) fields.

The following income for any and all members of the household is included in the income calculation:

  • The full amount of earned income before payroll deductions of any wages and salaries, overtime pay, commissions, fees, tips, bonuses, and other compensation for personal services
  • The full amount of any payments received from Social Security, annuities, insurance policies, retirement funds, pensions, disability or death benefits, and other similar types of payments
  • Any payments in lieu of earnings such as unemployment compensation, including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), disability compensation, worker’s compensation, and severance pay
  • Any public assistance payments such as cash assistance or Social Security
  • Any periodic and determinable allowances such as alimony, child support, and foster care payments
  • Any net income from the operation of a business or profession, including direct payments for services or self-employment

The following types of income are not included in income calculation:

  • Earned income of minors (age 17 and under)
  • One-time federal household stimulus payments
  • Income of live-in health aids
  • Non-cash benefits such as childcare or medical care assistance and food support
  • One-time cash gifts, for example a birthday

Please provide either your email address or phone number so that we may follow up with you. You will need to use the same email address or phone number to log into the system later to upload documents and check the status of your application.

We strongly encourage entering your complete phone number and email address. Failure to do so could mean a delay in processing your application or your application being dropped from the program.

Note: If you own a manufactured home but rent the lot, please select homeowner. If you rent a manufactured home, please select renter.

IMPORTANT: Homeowners with a federally backed mortgage may not be eligible for assistance. If you have a federally backed mortgage covered under the CARES Act (includes loans from such agencies as the Federal Housing Administration, Veteran’s Administration, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac), you will be required to contact your mortgage servicer to obtain special forbearance, a loan modification, and/or set up a repayment plan. Visit https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/mortgage-relief-do-i-qualify/ for more information.

Please provide the address of your current residence.

Please select the organization you prefer to work with as a provider/program administrator. Organizations are listed based on your address and housing status. You must select a provider, and this will not affect your eligibility for the program.

No organizations were found near your location.

There was an error when trying to find organizations near your location.

Please confirm your address above to find nearby organizations. If this persists, you will need to contact 211 for assistance to complete this application (Call: 651.291-0211, Toll Free: 800.543-7709).

If you need more information to help identify a preferred organization you can download the list of program administrators for more details. If you need assistance selecting a program administrator, please call 211.
After hitting submit, if you are eligible for the program, you will receive an email to create your account and complete your full application.
After you complete this form, it will be reviewed for eligibility. You may be contacted for additional information before receiving final approval or denial. Due to a high demand for the program, applicants may experience wait times of several weeks or longer for application review. Approvals are subject to funding availability. Thank you for your patience.