Minnesota Accepting Applications for Housing Trust Fund Rental Assistance Program

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications for the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Rental Assistance Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The HTF Program provides temporary rental assistance, housing related expenses, such as application fees and security deposits, in partnership with supportive services for High Priority Homeless (HPH) families and individuals prioritized for permanent supportive housing by the local Coordinated Entry (CE) system.

Minnesota Housing anticipates awarding up to $26.5 million in grant funds for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and Sponsor-Based Rental Assistance programs for the grant term of Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2023. Included in this amount is up to a total of $500,000 as a one-time funding opportunity for Housing Navigation services. Housing Navigation funding is available only to applicants selected for funding of Tenant-Based Rental Assistance programs. If additional funds become available before selections are made, Minnesota Housing may award those added funds through this RFP. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Minnesota Housing will hold a RFP information session from 10 a.m. to noon CT on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Register here.