RENTER SUPPORT FUND
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.
The application will be open the 15-20th of each month, opening and closing at noon.
It takes about 10 minutes to apply. You can also add yourself to our email list to receive reminders and updates about our fund.
WHO DO WE FUND?
We fund renter households in Minneapolis who are spending more than third of their income on housing costs. Funds are distributed based on a lottery system. You must be a Minneapolis resident to receive support.
How much money can i get? and when?
The fund supports 25 new renters every month. 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, whether you're selected for funding or not.
do I have to pay back the fund?
No! However, we often have opportunities for renters to share their story or help advocate for change. We sometimes call on our applicants for support in these areas.
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
Hennepin County denial letter for emergency assistance
Outstanding bill or invoice
Letter from a landlord
Other documents that demonstrate your circumstances as a cost-burdened renter
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.