MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ramsey County officials on Monday announced that landlords with tenants who have been unable to make rent payments due to COVID-19 may be eligible for one-time assistance grants.
The assistance will be available through the $8 million Landlord Assistance program. Eligible landlords can received up to $20,000 in reimbursement per rental unit for tenants’ missed rent payments and/or unpaid fees due to COVID-19 pandemic hardships, from March 1 through Dec. 30.READ MORE: Canadian Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Children At Minnesota Casino
“COVID-19 has been hard for many businesses, especially the housing rental community,” said Financial Assistance Services Director Tina Curry. “We are already in an affordable housing crisis – with the Landlord Assistance program, our goal is to keep Ramsey County landlords afloat and their tenants in stable housing.”READ MORE: 7 Wild Games Postponed Due To COVID-19 Rescheduled For February
The application period for small landlords — those owning no more than 50 units — is Friday, Nov. 13. The final deadline for all other landlords, including small landlords that did not previously apply, is Thursday, Dec. 10.MORE NEWS: Missing: Adrianna Elmberg, 13, Last Seen In Plymouth
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