Resident Resources

  • For more language translations, please call 612-670-7115
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  • Hiikaa afaanota adda addaaf, maaloo 612-670-7115 quunnama’a
  • Muaj ntau hom lus xav muab txhais, thov hu   612-670-7115
  • Для переводов на другие языки, звоните на 612-670-7115
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a. MHFA COVID-19 HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Who qualifies?

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an income at or below 300% of federal poverty guidelines. To see if your income qualifies, please see the FY 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Have an eligible expense that was incurred after March 1, 2020 that is past due. 
  • Be unable to make the payment(s) due to unemployment, illness, or another COVID-19 related issue.
  • If you receive Section 8, you may also apply for utility expenses .

What is covered?

The types of expenses covered are rent payments, utility payments, or other housing costs approved by Minnesota Housing.

What do I do?

See if you qualify by doing the following:

  • Call 211 (Toll Free: 1-800-543-7709; Local: 651-291-0211)
  • OR Visit 211unitedway.org or HousingHelpMN.org
  • OR Text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211
  • Aeon can help you apply. Call your site manager for their help. Or you can text or leave a message at 612-326-3855 or send an email to myhome@aeon.org.

Whether you call, text or go online, you will be asked a set of eligibility questions. If you meet the criteria, you will be directed to the online application form. Then you can select a local administrator to help you through the process. 

Please apply soon. Funds will run out. They will not ask about your immigration status.

What do I need?

One form of personal identification:

  • Verification of current income from the past four weeks
  • The invoice or verification of the money you owe for rent, mortgage payment, utility bill, etc.
  • Information for where your payment(s) should be made to your property management company, utility company, etc.

B. Hennepin County Emergency rental assistance

Who qualifies?

Applicants must meet all the following requirements to apply:

  • Live in Hennepin County
  • Have a total annual income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. To see if your income qualifies, please see the FY 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Have lost income (from self-employment or any other source) due to the COVID-19 emergency
  • Are not receiving Section 8 or other ongoing rental assistance
  • Have past due housing costs or can’t afford your housing costs this month

What is covered?

Eligible expenses include rent payments (late rent and rent due within 15 days) and utility payments (due and arrears). Payments will be made directly to the rental property owner and/or utility company.

What do I do?

Apply to the application here.

c. Align Minneapolis Rental Assistance

Who qualifies?

You must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • You must be a Minneapolis resident or have a relationship with an Align Minneapolis congregation
  • No current court-ordered eviction or payment plan for the residence
  • You were denied for Hennepin County Emergency Assistance
  • Payment must be for current ongoing rent; no down payments, first months rent, mortgages, etc.

What do I do?

Call the Align ERA Coordinator at 612-703-9978 to request access to the online application. Alternative methods of applying are available to applicants who cannot access the internet. All applicants must send pictures of the required documents to Align. An intake staff member will review your documents over the phone.

What do I need?

You will need to provide the documentation listed below:

  • Photo identification
  • Lease or legal rental agreement
  • Hennepin County denial letter for emergency assistance
  • Proof of income (employment and or any public assistance)
  • Late rent notice from landlord
  • Supporting documents for example but not limited to: Receipt for car repairs, medical report of injury, program from a funeral, offer letter from new employer, etc.

All completed applications are reviewed weekly. Applicants should expect to hear from someone by end of business hours on Friday.

D. Ramsey & Washington County Emergency assistance

Who qualifies?

Emergency Assistance (EA) helps adults with children and pregnant women. Emergency General Assistance (EGA) helps adults without children.

What is covered?

EA/EGA assists with past due rent/mortgages, damage deposits or utilities. If you need help with utility bills, apply first for energy assistance through Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties. Find more information and an application on their website.

EA and EGA programs have suspended the rule about how often assistance may be obtained (usually only once in a 12-month period). You can apply for emergency assistance even if you have already received help within the past 12 months.

Both emergency programs have increased the maximum amount which can be paid. 

What do I do?

If you are receiving public assistance (SNAP, healthcare, or cash assistance through Ramsey County), call 651-266-4444 for an application. There is a short application for clients with active cases.

If you are not receiving public assistance, you can apply for EA/EGA online at applymn.dhs.mn.gov. For questions about eligibility or application status, call the EA/EGA hotline at 651-266-4884

E. Money from the government (stimulus check)

Who qualifies?

All US citizens, US green card holders, and workers on visas, such as H-1B and H-2A are eligible. You will receive the money if you earn less than $75,000 per year.

How much money will I get?

$1,200 per adult ($2400 if filing a joint return) and $500 per child.

What do I do?

  1. If you filed your 2018 or 2019 taxes or receive social security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, supplemental security income (SSI), or Railroad Retirement benefits:
    • Nothing. You are automatically enrolled to receive this money.
    • If you set up direct deposit, the money will be put in your bank account in mid-April.
    • If you did not use direct deposit, a check will be mailed to you. It could arrive any time between mid-April and August. There is a plan to set up an online portal to give your direct deposit information. More information to come.
  2. If you haven’t filed taxes in the past two years, you must file 2019 taxes. You should do this as soon as you can.
    • Simple returns are free for those making less than $69,000 per year. When filing, submit your bank direct deposit information if you can, as it will speed up your payment.
    • If you need help filing taxes, call Prepare + Prosper at 651-287-0187.
    • Visit turbotax.intuit.com/stimulus-check to file your taxes for free.
    • Scroll down to where it says, “if you don’t need to file your taxes this year” and click “register”.
    • Create a turbo tax account.
    • If you only receive government assistance and no other income, put your income as $0.
    • Submit your taxes. You will get your return faster if you use the direct deposit option.

Check on your stimulus check: Go to https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

* As of now, all current stimulus checks have been sent and received. This section will be updated if another round of stimulus checks is passed.*

F. VEAP – Richfield, Edina, Bloomington, part of south Minneapolis (West of 50th Street and East of Cedar Ave)

What is covered?

The following services are offered by VEAP:

  • Emergency gas or bus card to get to work or look for work
  • Access to VEAP drive-up food pantry 2x a month
  • Emergency rent and deposit help
  • Counseling on benefit changes, resources that are not through the government, troubleshooting/aiding in conversations with landlords, legal referrals when needed, counseling on the eviction moratorium and what it means for rent payments, etc.
  • VEAP Mobile Food Pantry – Go to veap.org/events/ to see all of their Mobile Food Pantry dates for 2020 thru 2021.

What do I do?

Visit https://veap.org/get-help/ or call 952-888-9615. For more information on applying for rent assistance, veap.org/rent-assistance/.

G. IF YOU ALREADY RECEIVE RENTAL ASSISTANCE

What do I do?

Report a reduction in income to have your rent reduced. Choose one of the following options below to make your report:

  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority: online portal
  • Metro HRA: Please contact your HRA coordinator via AssistanceConnect or email your coordinator with income change requests. The lottery for Metro HRA rental aid was completed on July 5 and the waitlist is currently full.
  • St. Paul PHA: A household must report a change in their income in writing to their PHA worker, via email/fax/mail. You must provide any documentation they may need to verify the change.
  • For other public housing authorities, check their website to see what rental assistance they may offer.

H. Applying for Unemployment

Who qualifies?

Any documented US worker who lost their job or reduced their hours because of Coronavirus can apply. This includes reduced job hours due to quarantine or time spent caring for sick family members. The newly expanded program allows freelancers, the self-employed, and others who typically were not eligible for unemployment benefits to apply.

What is covered?

Benefits cover about half or your wages up to a maximum of $740 per week. In response to the Coronavirus, an additional $600 per week was made available through end of July. Click here for more information on unemployment benefit extensions and changes due to Covid-19.

What do I need?

You will need to provide the following:

  • Social security number
  • Driver’s license or other state ID number
  • 18 months of work history, including employer address and phone number, dates of employment, pay rate, and reason you no longer work there
  • Bank account and routing numbers if you want direct deposit
  • Work authorization document if you are not a US citizen
  • While you receive benefits, you must provide proof that you are actively seeking employment

What do I do?

Visit www.uimn.org and do the following:

  • Click on “applicant”
  • Click on “apply for benefits.” The last number of your social security number decides what day you can apply.

If you cannot apply online, you can also call 651-296-3644, but wait times will be very long

If you receive a housing subsidy, contact your site manager for a recertification. This will help with your rent payments.

I. I can’t pay my rent

Call your site manager immediately. You cannot be evicted right now and late fees are being waived. But rent is still due. Set up a payment plan with your site manager today.

J. Minnesota energy assistance program

Who qualifies?

Renters or homeowners who meet the following criteria can qualify:

  • For households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income
  • Money received is based on energy cost, household size, and income

What is covered?

  • Grants range from $200 to $1,400, based on household size, income, and fuel cost.
  • The average grant is about $500.
  • In addition to the initial grant, additional crisis funds are available to:
    • Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery.
    • Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced.

What do I need to know?

  • Applications must be received or postmarked by May 31, 2021 to receive EAP benefits for the 2020-2021 program year.
  • The annual Crisis maximum is increased to $1,200 (up from $600).
  • EAP can now help households pay a past due bill, even without a shut-off notice.
  • Income eligibility is based on past one month of income only.
  • EAP still has sufficient funds and expects more from the CARES Act.

What do I do?

Households should contact their local EAP service provider to apply for EAP.

If you don’t know who your provider is, click here.

You can also call 1-800-657-3710 & enter your zip code. This will get you connected with your service provider if you cannot access the Internet.

Find general EAP information at https://mn.gov/commerce/eap.jsp

K. Emergency Assistance

Who qualifies?

Anyone in their specific county who needs short-term help paying for rent, food, or childcare.

What do I do?

You can apply online at www.applymn.dhs.mn.gov.

Or you can apply via phone by calling your specific county:

  • Anoka County: 763-422-7200
  • Carver County:952-361-1600
  • Dakota County: 651-554-5611
  • Hennepin County: 612-596-1300
  • Ramsey County: 651-266-4884
  • Scott County: 952-496-8686
  • Washington County: 651-430-6459

Handbook of the Streets

This resource for people experiencing homelessness is available free to people in need.

  • For more language translations, please call 612-670-7115
  • Para tener acceso a la traducción en otros idiomas, por favor contactar 612-670-7115
  • Haddii aad u baahan tahay turjumaad, fadlan soo garaac 612-670-7115
  • Hiikaa afaanota adda addaaf, maaloo 612-670-7115 quunnama’a
  • Muaj ntau hom lus xav muab txhais, thov hu   612-670-7115
  • Для переводов на другие языки, звоните на 612-670-7115
  • अधिक भाषा अनुवाद के लिए, कृपया कॉल करें 612-670-7115
a. Find a food shelf near you

What do I do?

Visit hungersolutions.org/find-help

  • Enter your zip code.
  • You may also choose a day of the week.
  • Food shelves in your area will be listed with contact information. Contact them directly.

If you cannot access the internet, you can call Hunger Solutions at (651) 486-9860.

b. Get food from the Minneapolis school district

Who qualifies?

If you live in Minneapolis and have a child aged 18 or younger, you are eligible to receive a food box. Your child does not need to be registered in a Minneapolis school.

What will I receive?

A free box of food per child. Each food box contains items for 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. Families are welcome to take one box per child, per week. You will not have a choice of what food is in the box. Supplemental groceries are available for families in partnership with The Sheridan Story while supplies last.

What do I do?

Pick up food each week at the designated times and school locations below. Meal box pick-up will be available from a designated door at each school site. Signage designating the area will be clearly placed at each location. Visit the link below for a site map and detailed information about pick-up locations & door numbers for each site.

Link to MSP Pickup locations

  • 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday
    Andersen, Anwatin, Bethune, Cityview, Emerson, Folwell, Green, Harvest, Henry, Heritage, Hmong Academy, Jenny Lind, Keewaydin, Lyndale, Nellie Stone, North, Northeast, Sanford, South, Waite Park, Webster, Wellstone, and Windom
  • 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
    Edison, Barton, Lucy Laney, Roosevelt, Sullivan, and Whittier
c. Get food from the St. Paul school district

Who qualifies?

You are eligible if you live in St. Paul and have a child aged 18 or younger. Your child does not need to be registered in a St. Paul school.

What will I receive?

You will receive a free box of food. Families are welcome to take one box per child, per week. You will not have a choice of what food is in the box.

What do I do?

Choose one of the following options to receive your free box of food:

  • Bus Delivery – As of Monday April 20th, SPPS will no longer have bus stop deliveries.  Instead they are offering home meal delivery to SPPS families that are in need of food for their children. 
  • Home Delivery – Saint Paul Public Schools is offering weekly home meal delivery to SPPS families. If you would like to receive home delivery for your SPPS student, you can register online. If you are requesting changes to your delivery or want to update your contact information, please fill out this form.
  • Pick up – Now being offered Monday thru Friday, starting Sept. 14 from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Locations Include:
d. apply for Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Who qualifies?

Minnesota residents 60 years and older. Qualification is determined by household size and gross income.

What will I receive?

Canned fruits, vegetables, juices, dry and shelf-stable milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta.

What do I do?

To register you need:

  • Proof of address
  • Current gross monthly household income
  • Picture ID

Call 651-484-8241 or toll-free at 800-365-0270 to register or learn more.

A monthly box of food can be picked up at the Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank located at the following address: 7101 Winnetka Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Learn more about Second Harvest’s connection with CSFP here.

E. Apply for food benefits (snap)

What do I do?

Call the hotline at 651-431-4050 if you live in the Twin Cities metro area. Or call 1-800-657-3698 if you live outside the metro area. You can also visit their webpage to learn more about eligibility and apply.

What do I need to know?

Participants in Minnesota’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are now able to use their benefits to purchase food online through approved retailers.

So far, these retailers include Amazon and Walmart. Customers do not need a credit card or debit card on file to place orders with a SNAP EBT card. A different payment method (in addition to an EBT card) will be required to pay for items not eligible for SNAP purchasing or to pay for any shipping fees and taxes.

SNAP recipients who are confined to their homes during this crisis should:

The authorized representative will then receive an EBT card in the mail. 

F. Additional free Food PRoviders

What do I need to know?

The following are some more free or low-cost food providers:

G. CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program)

Who qualifies?

This food program is for low-income families and individuals, senior citizens, and adults with disabilities.

What do I do?

  • To visit the food shelf, you must select a time slot between 9am and 3:30pm Monday through Thursday, or Friday from 9am to noon.
  • Or call 763-566-9600 to make a food shelf appointment
  • A household of four will receive 90lbs of fresh produce, protein, and shelf-stable foods
  • During your appointment you will meet with a Family Services representative who will ask a few basic questions and explain CEAP services to you.
  • More information – Other services listed on this webpage include CEAP Meals on Wheels, Youth Food Shelf, and more.

Handbook of the Streets

This resource for people experiencing homelessness is available free to people in need.

  • For more language translations, please call 612-670-7115
  • Para tener acceso a la traducción en otros idiomas, por favor contactar 612-670-7115
  • Haddii aad u baahan tahay turjumaad, fadlan soo garaac 612-670-7115
  • Hiikaa afaanota adda addaaf, maaloo 612-670-7115 quunnama’a
  • Muaj ntau hom lus xav muab txhais, thov hu   612-670-7115
  • Для переводов на другие языки, звоните на 612-670-7115
  • अधिक भाषा अनुवाद के लिए, कृपया कॉल करें 612-670-7115
A. Childcare

Who qualifies?

If you are a critical sector worker under Governor Walz’s executive order, you are likely entitled to childcare. For questions regarding definitions of the critical worker areas, please review these guidelines in the following link: http://mn.gov/deed/critical

What do I need to know?

School districts and charters are required to provide care for children of ages 12 and under for critical workers in the case where no parent or guardian is available to care for a child.

Child-care at schools for district-enrolled children of Tier 1 workers are provided at no cost.

Child-care providers will charge tuition that varies with their program policies and business practices. Many providers are working to accommodate financial considerations of families during this time of emergency. Check out this webpage for a list of childcare resources.

Call the Child Care Aware parent line at 1.888.291.9811 to be directed to available licensed child-care providers Or use the map provided at the following link: https://mn.gov/mmb/childcare/families/index.jsp

Financial Assistance: Families can call 1-888-291-9811 for financial aid to afford child-care.

b. Health insurance

Note: Enrollment period ended on April 21, but applications can be made for certain life events – like having a baby, turning 26, or losing a job. Open enrollment for 2021 runs November 1 through December 22, 2020.

Who qualifies?

US citizens or documented residents who are 18-20 years old living with a parent or guardian or those 21 years or older.

What do I do?

Complete the following steps:

  • Create an account and complete an online application.
  • If you are eligible for a qualified health plan (QHP) you’ll see an Enroll in Plans button: continue with the steps 2-5 below. If you are eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, you will not need to continue with the following steps and choose a plan. Your plan options will be mailed to you by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in the following weeks.
  • Click the “Confirm Event” button and then select “COVID-19 SEP” as your qualifying life event.
  • Click the “Shop for Plans” button to shop and select a plan. See our guide for shopping for plans.
  • Confirm your plan selection. Read the terms and conditions and enter your signature. Click the “Sign and Enroll” button. See our guide for enrolling and signing.
  • A confirmation screen will display once you have enrolled. Click “Go to Dashboard” to see your enrollment status.
  • If you need assistance or cannot access a computer, call 651-539-2099.

What else should I know?

Portico HealthNet also helps people in Minnesota enroll, maintain, and change healthcare coverage and insurance.

If you have insurance, many fees (copays and etc.) are waived for illnesses related to Coronavirus. Contact your insurance provider for more information. Click here to view a list of statewide healthcare resources.

Learn what to do if you are sick and find a testing location in your community.

C. Mental Healthcare THrough NAMI

Who qualifies?

NAMI can help anybody who needs mental healthcare at this time.

What do I do?

Click here for a list of crisis hotlines and other mental health services available in Minnesota.

D. COVID Cares free telephone support

What do I need to know?

The COVID Cares Support Service is a free telephone support service staffed by volunteer licensed mental health and substance use disorder personnel. Volunteers are available for 20-minute support calls to listen, share resources, and talk with all Minnesotans experiencing stress.

What do I do?

Call 833-437-3466. Their phone lines are available 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

e. Food delivery from Metro MObility or Transit LInk

Who qualifies?

Use this program if you are at high risk to the coronavirus or otherwise unable to pick up your own food. This service is available for certified Metro Mobility customers and existing Transit Link customers. Stores with online shopping and local pick up options may also have this service available for you to use. Delivery is free.

What do I do?

Review the following steps:

  • Order groceries and tell the store that Metro Mobility or Transit Link is picking up. There is a four-bag limit.
  • Book a ride as you would for yourself. Provide your order number as proof of purchase for pick up.
  • Ride booking options include:
  • Drivers will verify your photo ID at drop off.
  • Additional info can be found at the Metropolitan Council webpage: Transit Link Grocery Delivery
f. Free Internet Hotspots

Who qualifies?

Anyone close to a USI Wireless Minneapolis hotspot.

What do I need to know?

USI Wireless is making their 117 public hotspots freely available to the public. These hotspots will show up as “City of Minneapolis Public Wifi” or “USI Wireless” when attempting to connect to a network on a computer or phone.

No account or credit card is needed to connect, and one must be within 50 feet of the hotspot.

G. Xfinity/Comcast INternet essentials

Who qualifies?

You may qualify for Internet Essentials if:

  • You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.
  • You live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available.
  • You are not an existing Xfinity Internet customer and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days.
  • You have no outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old. Households with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
    • Due to the Coronavirus emergency, households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply.

What is covered?

The Internet Essentials deal includes the following?

  • New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if you apply and are approved by December 31, 2020. After promotion, regular rates apply.
  • For all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.
  • Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply.

What do I do?

Apply online here.

H. SPectrum INternet assistance

Who qualifies?

This offer is not available to current internet subscribers. To qualify for this program, one or more members of your household must currently receive assistance under one of the following programs:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
  • Supplemental Security Income (For Applicants 65+ Years of Age)

What do I need to know?

The Spectrum Internet Assist program provides reliable, high-speed internet access at an affordable price for those who qualify.

Eligible low-income households can receive discounted 30 Mbps high-speed internet, along with Security Suite and an internet modem, at no additional charge.

Spectrum Internet Assist requires no contracts. As always, there are no data caps or hidden fees.

What do I do?

Complete the online application form here.

I. Locate low-cost computers and internet services

What do I do?

  • Visit everyoneon.org/find-offers
  • Enter your zip code and click the “find” button
  • Fill out the information that shows up below the “find” button to see if you qualify. Information will show on the same page.
  • For families with students who need computers for distance learning:  https://mnafterschool.org/chromebooks
  • Free Geek Twin Cities is offering free or discounted computers and other related technology. Click here to learn more.

J. Metro transit services and regulations

What do I need to know?

  • Metro Mobility is providing free door-to-door service from home to work and work to home for any person who works at a healthcare facility, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about that service at metrocouncil.org.
  • Use Metro Transit for essential travel only. Metro Transit is operating a reduced service schedule, including buses. Light rail service is operating from 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily.
  • Face coverings are required while riding buses/trains. Exemptions include children under age 2, and those who have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the face covering without assistance are exempt.
k. Hennepin County Libraries

What do I need to know?

  • Curbside pickup is available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday at Brooklyn Park, East lake, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Ridgedale, Washburn, and Webber Park libraries.
  • Visit the Library Services page for more information.
L. roadside assistance

What do I need to know?

  • AAA is now offering free roadside assistance for all healthcare workers and first responders in the Twin Cities. Free services include: towing, tire changes, fuel delivery, battery service, jumpstarts, and lockout service. https://minneapolis.aaa.com/free-roadside-healthcare-emergency-workers
  • Note – This service ended in May. Healthcare workers who are already AAA members can still access special discounts through their AAA account.

M. face masks

What do I need to know?

As of July 25, 2020 (per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81) people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless they are alone. Check out the following information to learn about face masks options.

N. Senior Linkage Line

What do I need to know?

This is a free service that connects older Minnesotans and their families with help they need.

  • Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 if you need help finding alternative services, or need support navigating medical, housing, or administrative questions.
  • Call Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
o. CLUES (Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio)

What do I need to know?

Minnesota Housing is offering money to help pay your rent and utilities. This money is for people harmed by the coronavirus, regardless of immigration status. CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) is helping Spanish speakers apply. 

What do I do?

Review the application options below:

  • Call the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Staff at 651-243-0688 during business hours. This option is best for those with limited English skills and no internet access.
  • OR dial 211 and ask for help in Spanish or English.
  • OR go online to 211UnitedWay.org. Go to the upper right-hand corner for language preferences.
  • OR, in English, text MNHOME to 898-211 then ask for help in Spanish if you need language assistance.

CLUES staff will follow up within 24-72 hours.

P. Hennepin County Hotline

What do I need to know?

This hotline will assistant you in getting clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication.

What do I do?

Call at 612-348-3000 from 8:00a.m to 4:30p.m. The line is open daily. Help is available in different languages

Q. Domestic violence Resources

What do I need to know?

  • OutFront Minnesota has trained domestic abuse staff who can help you file for protective orders, provide supportive counseling regarding your situation, referrals to domestic violence shelters and other safe places in the community. You can call 612-822-0127.
  • Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline connects individuals seeking safety and resources to service agencies statewide via phone, text or chat message. You can call 866-223-1111.
  • The Domestic Abuse Project is continuing to offer advocacy, case management, and therapeutic programming for both adults and children. This service is offered through phone, video, and email connection. Call 612-874-7063 for more information.

Handbook of the Streets

This resource for people experiencing homelessness is available free to people in need.

Should I get tested?

Complete this questionnaire to determine if you need testing.

Will my insurance cover testing and treatment for COVID-19?

Yes. Health insurance plans will cover testing and treatment for medically necessary services related to COVID-19. To help with costs, most health insurance companies have waived copays, coinsurance, and deductibles associated with this care. Check with your insurance company for further details.

Is testing free?

The CARES Act requires that COVID-19 testing is covered without any cost-sharing. It is important to know that this applies to the test only, office visits are not covered through the CARES Act. There may be charges associated with the visit to obtain the testing, but most health insurance companies in Minnesota have waived copays, coinsurance, and deductibles associated with these charges. Check with your insurance company for further details.

What should you do if you don’t have health insurance?

A new federal law makes coronavirus testing free for patients without insurance, but it does not cover treatment related to the virus. Community health clinics are available to help address some symptoms, but many of them still don’t have the ability to test patients.

You may be eligible for coverage. Please contact MNsure or the Minnesota Department of Human Services to learn more about coverage options.

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