Minneapolis announces application period for gap funding for housing

Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and city leaders released the guidelines to apply for the $3 million gap funding the city is offering to assist low-income renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The city is expected to award between $1,500 to $2,000 in emergency rental assistance to low-income renters. The assistance is expected to help over 1,500 households in the city of Minneapolis.

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Applications are being accepted beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday through noon on April 27.

Applications can be completed online.

"The virus has not changed our administration's conviction that housing is a right," Frey said in a statement. "But we know that this crisis has jeopardized that right for families across Minneapolis. By acting with urgency and building a coalition of community partners, we are poised to help at least 1,500 families who have been impacted by this crisis."