Have had household income below 80% of the area median income (about $57,600 for a three-person household) before COVID-19.
Lost income due to COVID-19 that has not been replaced by unemployment insurance or other emergency assistance.
Can’t afford housing costs this month.
Not currently receive Section 8 or other rental assistance.
Priority will be given to households with the lowest incomes and those not eligible for unemployment insurance. If you do not have internet access or cannot complete the form in English call 612-302-3160.
Provides benefits to pay for home heating ranging from $300 to $1,600.
Provides help with energy disconnections, no/low fuel in the tank, and homeowners’ furnace repairs.
Benefit amounts are based on the household’s heating costs, household size, and income.
Eligibility is based on the household’s past 3 months of income and assets are not counted.
Comcast Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)
EBB is a temporary program that provides qualifying low-income consumers with a subsidy to help cover 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. For more information, please visit www.xfinity.com/EBB
Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
FAIM helps income-eligible participants build assets and save money towards the purchase of a home, state of a business, or pursuit of higher education for themselves or a dependent. Savings of up to $40/month are matched at a 3 to 1 rate. To learn more call 952-697-1337 or 952-697-1336. http://www.minnesotafaim.org/
Financial Literacy Shops
The workshops provide households with the tools they need to become more financially secure. Topics covered include: budgeting, reducing debt, building assets, building good credit, and fraud/identity theft protection. To learn more, visit caphennepin.org/finaciallit
Home Buyer Education & Counseling
The program helps home buyers understand the road to homeownership. The educational workshops cover everything from client's financial situations, mortgage application process, to the rights and responsibilities of owning a home. To learn more call 952-933-1993 or visit caphennepin.org/homestretch
Tenant Resource Center
TRC supports Hennepin County residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness through a collaborative partnership between community, non-profits, government, and higher education. The goal of the resource center is to help people maintain stability in their housing situation and avoid the “service run around” that sometimes comes with the need to access multiple community resources to ensure stability in housing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, call 612-302-3180 to leave a message; your call will be returned within one day. https://www.trchennepin.com/
Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People
VEAP offers support applying for financial assistance and find housing stability. they also have limited direct support, visit website for more information. They have a focus on helping the undocumented community and seniors, but anyone can apply for help. https://veap.org/
Hennepin County Tax Assistance and Preparation
CAP-HC provides free tax assistance to income-eligible individuals and families at locations throughout Hennepin County. IRS volunteers prepare and e-file federal, state and property taxes. For questions or for an appointment call 952-697-1414. For more information visit caphennepin.org/taxes
Whittier Alliance 10 East 25th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404