The Governor has issued an Eviction Moratorium protecting you from eviction at this time. Please see the Attorney General’s website for details on this protection.
VEAP is here to support renters in our community during this challenging time. We offer rental assistance grants to individuals living in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and those within the South Minneapolis zip codes of 55410, 55419, and 55417. These funds do not need to be repaid. To request assistance in paying your rent, please carefully read the guidance on this page. Note that if you do not meet the qualifications listed here, we still may be able to help if you live within our service area. Please call us for more guidance: 952-888-9616.
Eligibility for rent assistance
VEAP has multiple sources of funding for our rental assistance program with varying criteria. The following guidelines apply to all funding sources through 2020.
VEAP’s current service area for rental assistance includes Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and those living in the zip codes of 55410, 55419, and 55417. Please call 211 to locate the nearest provider to you if you live outside this area.
Please note: answering “yes” to all of the eligibility guidelines does not guarantee rent assistance. A Housing Specialist will complete a full assessment with you over the phone within 7 business days of reaching out to us, so please make sure to leave valid contact information when you call or email us.
- You live within the city of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina or South Minneapolis zip codes of 55410, 55419, or 55417.
- Your total household income must fall below 300% of federal poverty guidelines:
- Must have a COVID-19 related housing crisis (including loss of income, becoming ill, taking care of another person, child care/school issues, etc.)
- Must have a PAST DUE rent or utility bill (cannot apply prior to the bill being due)
VEAP does not require proof of citizenship.
How to apply
Call our main number: 952-888-9616 and follow the prompts. We will follow up with you within 7 business days. If you do not have a phone but have internet access, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure the phone number you provide is able to receive incoming calls and the voicemail box is set up and able to receive new messages.
If you do not fit in the above basic eligibility criteria, we are still here to help you find ways to resolve your situation. Please call us if you need guidance: 952-888-9616. You can also visit our COVID-19 Resource page. If you are out of our service area, please contact United Way or your county of residency.
Thank you for your patience as we work to assist people as quickly as we can!