Emergency Programs

Washington County programs will be changing over the next couple of months. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information about what assistance is available.

Washington County has funding available to pay past due rent, utilities, damage deposits, and other emergency expenses.  Although there has been a temporary hold on evictions, 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. Click HERE for the latest information on the eviction moratorium in Minnesota.  

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.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Application
  3. Additional Resources
You may qualify for emergency programs if you:
    • Are a Washington County Resident
    • Have past due rent, utility costs, or are currently experiencing homelessness
    • Have income under 200% FPG
  • Household 
    Monthly Standard (200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG))
    1 $2,127
    2 $2,873
    3 $3,620
    4 $4,367
    5 $5,113
    6 $5,860
    7 $6,607
    8 $7,353
    9 $8,100
    10 $8,847
    Ea Addt'l Person $747

You should prepare to provide the following documents, which may be used in preparing an application:
    • Verification of current income
    • Proof of your emergency including what you owe and who it is owed to (copy of late rent notice, utility bill, shut-off notice, etc.)
    • Verification of identity (copy of driver’s license or state identification, birth certificate, social security card, copy of passport, etc.)
    • Verification of your liquid assets (checking, savings, and money market accounts, debit cards, etc.)
    • Further information or verification may be required