ST. PAUL, MN-- In a press conference Friday, Minnesota's governor told the state, help is on the way for those behind on their rent.
"RentHelpMN" is now open for applications.
It provides assistance to low and moderate-income Minnesotans behind on rent and utilities due to the pandemic.
The state received nearly $375 million in emergency rental assistance in the last COVID relief bill.
Governor Tim Walz says it's retroactive to March 2020 and proactive three months into the future so it shoud provide relief to people who have fallen behind.
"We're excited about this, we're hopeful about this. It's a way to make folks a little more whole as we move back to that normal but we can't leave folks behind and we cannot have a cascade of evictions," said Walz.
You can apply for rent help online here or you can call 211 for help.