The City of Minneapolis will begin taking applications April 22 for for the City’s $3 million in Gap Funds for Housing for renters.
The online application will open 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 and close noon Monday, April 27. Applications will be available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Oromo.
Applicants can also apply by calling the Tenant Resource Center at 612-302-3129. Callers will need to leave a voicemail message. An intake worker will return the voicemail message within three days.
The Gap Funds for Housing will establish an Emergency Housing Assistance program for citywide emergency rental assistance and open the successful, existing Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative to all Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) elementary schools.
The City has worked with the Tenant Resource Center (TRC) to establish a broad team of Community Prevention Providers (CPPs) to facilitate the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program.
The amount of assistance provided will depend on the individual needs of the household, taking into consideration other resources the household is eligible to receive. In most cases, the maximum amount of assistance will not exceed $1,500 per household, but providers will have the flexibility to provide up to $2,000 under extraordinary circumstances. Eligible expenses include rent payments, utility payments and/or other housing stability related costs.
Payments will be made directly to the rental property owner rental property owner, utility company, or the housing cost payee.