Minneapolis Renters' Coalition

This Renter Fund seeks to aid cost-burdened renters in a low-barrier way.

Ultimately, the goal is to prevent housing insecurity and displacement. 


The Renter Support Fund is operated by the Minneapolis Renters' Coalition, a group of residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in our community. 


See calendar below for 2020 application dates:


We fund renters living in Minneapolis who are currently spending over a third of their household income on housing costs. Funds are distributed based on a lottery system.

How much money can i get? and when?

The fund is currently giving out fifteen grants each quarter. Selected applicants will receive $300 a month for 3 months ($900 total). 

Accepted applications will be notified within 2 business days of the application close date and receive payment by the 5th of the month

What can I use this money for?

There is no restrictions on how you spend your money. Possible uses could go toward utilities or rent payments, legal fees, household needs, or making ends meet.

Staff will also work to connect you with one of our referral partners to support professional development, food access, health and wellness, and other services.

do I have to pay back the fund?

No. But we encourage recipients to consider ways they can give back to the fund to help it reach more renters. You could share your story, volunteer, or donate money once you're in a place of stability.

How to apply 

1) Read through full details of the fund

PLEASE READ THROUGH all of the Frequently Asked Questions and Verification Document information below before proceeding to the application. 


2) Choose your Verification Document 

As a demonstration of good faith, please provide one document from the list below. You can attach a copy or picture of this document in the application (found at the bottom of this page) 


In order to make this as easy for you as possible, we are flexible in how you provide that documentation. This could include:


  • documentation of some kind of assistance or benefit program

  • Section 8 housing voucher

  • Hennepin County denial letter for emergency assistance

  • Police report

  • Outstanding bill or invoice

  • Letter from a landlord


3) Complete the Application Form 

All data collected will remain anonymous and be de-identified. None of your personal information will be shared with anyone outside the fund administrator. Data and demographic information will be managed by the fund administrator, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, only and will remain in fund administrator’s possession for up to 7 years.


Connect . Inform . Inspire

Powderhorn Park
Neighborhood Association


(612) 722.4817   l

821 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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