Emergency Programs

  1. Eligibility
  2. Application
  3. Additional Resources
Download the Renter checklist to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.
Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Rent relief is available through the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program to individuals and families who have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay rent or utility bills dating back to
    March 13, 2020. Washington County is working in collaboration with Minnesota Housing and several other local jurisdictions on this program. 

    More information, including the application, is available on RentHelpMN.
Washington County residents can apply online or with a paper application. You can download the renter checklist to see if you’re eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply. 
Please note:
  • If you work with non-Washington County renters in Minnesota interested in applying, please refer them to 211 for assistance.
Washington County has funding available to pay past due rent, utilities, damage deposits, and other emergency expenses.  Although there has been a temporary hold on evictions, full payment of rent is required and landlords may evict tenants with past due rent after state and federal restrictions on eviction filings are lifted. Click HERE for the latest information on the eviction moratorium in Minnesota.  

Contact Us

For more information, call 651-430-6570 (collect calls accepted)
Toll-free: 1-844-711-1907
Fax Number: 651-430-6515


Interpreter Service

If you need an interpreter to help you apply for benefits, call 651-430-6570 or the toll-free number listed above and indicate the type of language you speak and a phone number to reach you. Someone will call you back using the Language Line and arrange a time for you to apply with the assistance of an interpreter.