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Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association


The Renter Support Fund seeks to provide some relief to cost-burdened Minneapolis renters through low-barrier cash assistance.

The July application will open at 12 PM on Monday, June 3rd.

Application closes at 12 PM on Monday, June 10th.

Starting in January 2024, selected renters can receive up to $600.

Renters are selected through a randomized lottery process. Due to high demand and limited funds, the odds of being selected are 1.8%.

Will you help us raise $50,000 in 2024 and support twice as many renters?

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Donate or volunteer today and make a material impact for someone in your community. Your support will provide direct support to Minneapolis renters.

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Are you a business owner, realtor, or nonprofit leader? Sponsor the Renter Support Fund today and help stabilize your community


Announcing! Renter Support Fund Changes 

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Thanks to everyone who completed our survey! 

Starting in January 2024, the Renter Support Fund will have a new program objective, a lower stipend amount ($600 instead of $900), and new choices for renters who receive funds.

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“[The Renter Support Fund] helped me in a time where all I was hearing was ‘no.’ It gave me some time. Thank you!”

- 2022 Renter Testimony


The Renter Support Fund seeks to provide some relief to cost-burdened Minneapolis renters through low-barrier cash assistance. Since its inception in 2019, the Renter Support Fund has provided unrestricted cash grants to hundreds of Minneapolis renter households.  In 2023, demand for Renter Support Fund stipends remained high, 12% more than in 2022 and 186% more than 2021. At the same time, our available funding enabled us to support only 1.3% of applicants on average. 

Check out some key numbers from 2023. Stay tuned for our full 2023 Program Report in early 2024.

In the meantime, check out our 2022 Annual Program Report.

514 renters funded

since the program began in 2019, benefitting 698 adults and 528 children who lived with selected renters at the time

93% improvements

All surveyed renter who received funds in 2023 noted improvements, using funds to pay rent, past-due bills, or other expenses

Only 2.3% of applicants were selected 

in 2023, due to a 50% drop in available funding and a 33% increase in renter demand over 2022.

$900 makes a difference

44% of renters who received funds in 2023 reported that they were no longer afraid of losing their housing after receiving funds

66% of funded renters are BIPOC

A majority of selected renters are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, and a majority are women caregivers.

Working Mom

“[This program] puts me in a position to make arrangements for rent and with the Renter Support Fund I will be caught up very soon...this fund helped me tremendously and I'm so appreciative for the program. Thanks again.”

- 2022 Renter Testimony


If you have questions about the Renter Support Fund, please contact Venus Darling at 612-446-4661 or

Para preguntas en español, contactar a Debbie Robinson via o 612-400-6300.

Holding Hands

“It allowed me to catch up for a moment even with other bills and not be concerned about immediate eviction.”

- 2022 Renter Testimony

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