Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications from entities interested in serving as administrators for the 2020 COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). Grants will be made to entities that will use the funds to provide housing assistance to prevent homelessness and help maintain housing stability of individuals and families impacted by the public health-related emergency. It is anticipated that CHAP will be funded with federal dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Up to $100,000,000 may be available to assist households that have been impacted by COVID-19 through unemployment, illness or other COVID-19 related circumstances. Additional funds may become available and may be awarded through either this application process or subsequent rounds. Applications are due by 2:00 pm CT on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Minnesota Housing anticipates selecting applicants for funding by the end of July so that funds may be available for housing assistance in August.