Check out a few resources available to help folks in our community right now. Don’t see a resource to fit what you’re looking for? Contact us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to connect you with one!
Comcast Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program
This temporary program provides qualifying low-income consumers with financial help covering the cost of their Internet service and leased Internet equipment. This temporary benefit can be applied to all tiers of Xfinity Internet service, including Internet Essentials, and is available to both new and existing customers.
Rate-regulated utilities began sending disconnection notices on June 1 and can begin disconnecting customers who have unpaid utility bills on August 2. Minnesotans should apply now to determine if they are income-eligible for the Energy Assistance Program. Request an application or find your local service provider for the Energy Assistance Program here.
MN Rent Help provides financial assistance to renters who qualify with past due rent and utilities and, upcoming rent.
Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis have partnered with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to offer the Hennepin Homeownership Preservation Program (HHPP). HHPP provides support to homeowners in Hennepin County who are past due on their mortgage or other housing expenses. HHPP offers foreclosure prevention advice and limited financial assistance. Learn more and see if you're eligible here. Alternatively, you may call 651-236-8952 for assistance.
Safety & Livability
Minneapolis Day One Crisis Hotline
For free and confidential help, call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1.866.223.1111. Whether you’re experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual violence, human trafficking or simply questioning aspects of your relationship, advocates are available 24/7 to listen and give information and resources.
Main Street COVID Relief Grants offer a total of $64,200,000 is available in grants for Minnesotan-owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants that qualify and are selected will receive a grant amount between $10,000 and $25,000 based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees on staff. To be eligible, businesses must operate in Minnesota and be majority owned by a resident of Minnesota. Additional eligibility requirements and application information can be found at DEED’s Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program page.
HomeCare has published several helpful guides for older adults to leverage to stay in and stay safe in their homes. Explore their guides on Medicare coverage for in-home care and the cost of in-home care.