The application for rental assistance is temporarily closed for both online and over the phone applications. Please check back on May 1st, 2021. If you have already applied for assistance, we will continue to process your application in the order it was received. In the meantime, you may access resources at mnbenefits.org. If you have any questions, please call us at 952-888-9616.
VEAP is here to support renters in our community during this challenging time. To request assistance in paying your rent, please carefully read the following guidance on this page.
Eligibility for rent assistance
Please note: answering “yes” to all of the eligibility criteria below does not guarantee rent assistance will be approved. A Housing Specialist will complete a full assessment with you over the phone, 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.
- Household income and expenses must meet program 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.) OR another significant crisis.
VEAP does not require proof of citizenship or residency. The funding we provide comes from public and private sources. If you prefer not to receive publicly-sourced assistance, please let us know. Learn more by clicking here. If you have questions or concerns about this, please email us at email@example.com
How to apply (after May 1, 2021)
All applicants must complete a pre-screening assessment by filling out the electronic application or by calling us at 952-888-9616 and leaving a message.
A Housing Specialist will call you when it is time to complete the process. If you are approved for assistance, your landlord may not receive payment before or by the day your rent is due. You can inform your landlord that you have applied and are awaiting a call of determination. Please be patient during this process, as applications are processed in the order they are received.
We request that you only apply for current and past months of rent when you fill out the application.
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!