Current information on COVID-19 and Minnesota’s response is available here. You can also call the Information Hotline from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 651-201-3920.
Governor Walz declared a Peacetime Emergency and issued an executive order that suspends evictions. Up-to-date information on the order can be found on the HOME Line website.
What the Order means:
What the Order does not mean:
This is an important proactive step taken to protect and stabilize Minnesota’s families during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remember, however, that while evictions may not take place right now, you must still pay your rent. Unpaid rent will accumulate and create a greater burden and risk to your housing stability later. If unpaid rent adds up it will eventually exceed Interfaith Outreach’s ability to assist. If you are struggling with housing or other expenses please reach out and consult with your Case Manager now.
More information about working with your landlord during this time can be found at the HousingLink website.
– Don’t wait, apply now! –
If your hours or rate of pay have been substantially reduced, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits (UI), all workers affected by COVID-19 should apply. The UI Program will review your application and determine your eligibility for benefits.
NEW! Due to the high number of applications currently being processed, new applicants are asked to apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN). You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day — or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.
|If the last digit of your SSN is:||Day of the week you should apply online:|
|0, 1 or 2||Monday|
|3, 4 or 5||Tuesday|
|6, 7, 8 or 9||Wednesday|
If you have questions visit the “Need to Know” page on the UIMN.org site.
For the 18th year, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) will provide referred individuals and families in need with gift bags of ritual Passover foods and items to help them celebrate the holiday.
What is provided: matzo, matzo ball soup, macaroons, grape juice, gefilte fish, candy, holiday candles and a Haggadah by request.
How to sign up: Contact Ashley Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-489-7505 by March 13 to complete a referral form.
The Census is a Constitutional mandate to count ALL people living in the U.S. once every 10 years. YOU can help make sure our community gets its fair share of money from the government for services like Medicaid, SNAP, Affordable Housing, and Home Energy Assistance by completing the Census in March or April.
You will receive a postcard in the mail inviting you to respond to the Census in March by going to the Census website to answer a few basic questions about your household. The Census takes about 10 minutes to complete. For each person counted, the government will allocate about $2,800 in federal money for public programs to our community. So, for each person who does not get counted on the Census, we lose $28,000 over 10 years for programs like Special Education, Adult Basic Education, and the School Lunch Program!
Click here or see an Interfaith staff person for more information about the Census.
A tenant resource center opened Wednesday, Jan. 8 on the first floor of Urban League Twin Cities at 2100 Plymouth Avenue N, Minneapolis. The center is a collaborative set of resources that are co-located to prevent eviction and housing displacement for people in our community. Resources will include emergency assistance, legal help, mediation, and workforce. The Tenant Resource Center website provides additional information on hours of operation, services and workshop dates.
Are you interested in locating affordable housing? Do you have questions on the requirements when applying for housing? Would you like to know more about your rights as a tenant?
HousingLink is a great online resource to answer all of these questions and more. Click here for more information on affordable housing resources and information for renters, landlords, researchers and policy makers.
With support from the MN Department of Human Services, the Crisis Text Line is offering text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota.
People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Click here for more information.