Dakota County Rental Property Support Program

Property Owners and Managers, you complete this application (not your renters).

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on November 13th, 2020.

To help cover costs of unpaid rent and/or fees, Dakota County rental property owners can apply for housing assistance funds on behalf of tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Eligibility

  • Rental property is in Dakota County.
  • COVID-19 hardship that caused unpaid rent and/or fees from March 1st, 2020 or later.
  • The tenant(s) who are behind on rent currently live in the unit(s).

Not Eligible

  • Units with Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
  • Project Based Section 8 Units.

Forms you need to submit with your application

  • A copy of the lease. Also include a copy of the most recent rent increase letter, if applicable. 
You must complete a separate application for each property/apartment community.

Common Questions

When does the application close? 
11:59 pm on 11/13/2020. 

How long will it take to fill out the application? 
About 5-10 minutes, if you are prepared.

What is the maximum amount I can apply for in each unit? 
There is no limit. 

The tenants who are behind on rent moved out. Can I still apply? 
No. The tenants who are behind on rent must currently live in the unit. 

My renters are worried this will impact other assistance/benefits they receieve. Will it? 
No. This does not count as income. The payment goes directly to the landlord. 

My renters are undocumented and are afraid to put their name on the renter statement. What should I tell them? 
Household names are NOT reported to ICE. Dakota County will get access to the data. 

My renters will not complete the renter statement. Can I still apply? 
No. Your application must include a renter statement that was completed and signed by the head of household. 

Property Owners and Managers, you complete this application (not your renters).

Ready to apply?

Click here to apply now! 

Intentions of this program
While there is a current moratorium on evictions in the state of Minnesota, rent is still due and tenants will be responsible for unpaid rent once the moratorium is lifted.

This funding is intended to:
  • Prevent tenant evictions and rising homelessness.
  • Reduce rental property foreclosures, sales, and rent increases.
  • Stabilize affordable housing owners at a time when there may be new costs to implement public health measures for tenants and employees.
  • Stabilize affordable housing rental markets and preserve affordable housing options into the future.

Sample Award Letters

If the application is approved, both the landlord and renter will receive award letters. Here is what they will look like: