REGIONAL- St. Louis County is allocating a portion of its CARES Act assistance funds to help individuals and families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.One option is the COVID-19 …
REGIONAL- St. Louis County is allocating a portion of its CARES Act assistance funds to help individuals and families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
One option is the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, which targets households that are not part of any subsidized housing program such as Section 8, Bridges, or public housing.
Individuals and families who have a rent payment, mortgage payment, homeowner association dues, contract for deed payment, homeowner insurance payment, utility payment, manufactured home lot rent, manufactured home payment, or other housing-related payment with a due date of March 1, 2020, that is past due may qualify for assistance. The past due amount must be due to unemployment, illness, or another issue directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To see if you qualify, complete a preapplication online at https://housinghelpmn.org/.
CARES Individual Assistance funds are available to households that are at or below 300 percent of poverty level at the time of application. Those who live in subsidized housing are eligible to apply, as are others who are in an emergency situation due to the impact of COVID-19. An emergency situation is defined as being without, or at risk of losing, housing, utilities, or transportation that would affect getting or keeping a job. Other unexpected expenses, such as internet access for schooling or repair of appliances may also qualify for assistance.
Individuals who apply for the CARES Individual Assistance program will not receive payments directly; rather, the county will make payments directly to utilities, mortgage companies, landlords, and other vendors once an individual’s application has been verified and approved.
Program guidelines, online and paper applications, and contact information for those with additional questions is available on the county’s CARES Funding webpage at https://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/departments-a-z/public-health-human-services/public-health/covid-19/cares-funding, under the “Individual Assistance” tab.
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