COVID-19 housing grant deadline is December 7


The deadline is December 7 to apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, which provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners.

Please note: The December issue Ojibwe Inaajimowin incorrectly listed the deadline as December 30. The deadline was changed after the issue went to press.

The program is available in all districts and the urban area.


Are you a Minnesota resident? Do you have a housing-related payment with a due date of March 1, 2020, or later that is past due? Is the housing issue due to unemployment, illness, or another issue that happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, contact Aanjibimaadizing for assistance.

Eligible expenses include rent, mortgage, utilities, and other housing-related payments (association dues, manufactured home lot rent, etc.) Eligible renters or homeowners must have a household income at or below 300 percent of federal poverty guidelines. (Preference is given to households at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines.)

Aanjibimaadizing can help you with the required Common Housing Application, which requires personal identification, household certification, release of information, and income documentation.

If you have questions about the program, call Tammy Moreland at 320-292-1942 or email to schedule an appointment with someone to walk you through the application.