Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Programs

  1. Eligibility
  2. Application
  3. Additional Resources
Download the Renter checklist to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.

What is RentHelpMN?

This program was created to help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen. If you find yourself in this position, we are here to help. If you're a Washington County resident, find out if you qualify by downloading the Renter checklist or calling 651-430-6570 (collect calls accepted).


Eligible renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. If you qualify, you could receive up to 18 months total assistance.

Washington County residents can apply online or with a paper application. You can download the renter checklist to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply. 

If you're not a Washington County resident, please call 2-1-1 for assistance.


Know your rental rights and responsibilities

Click here for the latest information on the eviction moratorium in Minnesota. Although there was a temporary hold on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, full payment of rent is required and landlords may evict tenants with past due rent after state and federal restrictions on eviction filings are lifted.


Contact Us
For more information, call 651-430-6570 (collect calls accepted)
Toll-free: 1-844-711-1907
Fax Number: 651-430-6515


Interpreter Service

If you need an interpreter to help you apply for benefits, call 651-430-6570 or the toll-free number listed above and indicate the type of language you speak and a phone number to reach you. Someone will call you back using the Language Line and arrange a time for you to apply with the assistance of an interpreter.