The final safety nets in Minnesota’s COVID moratorium on evictions end today (Tues). Landlords will again be able to evict tenants who are behind on rent — except for those with pending applications for rental assistance, who are protected from evictions until next June 1st. State Housing Agency officials acknowledged they were behind for a while on issuing assistance payments, but Democratic Representative Alice Hausman from Saint Paul indicates they’re doing much better:
“Their goal at one point was to get a million dollars out the door every day and, in the last couple of weeks, I know they’ve been really quite beyond that.”
Officials stress if a tenant receives an eviction notice, they must attend a court hearing even if their rental assistance application is pending. An eviction is almost certain if they don’t show up. Contact Home Line or visit LawHelpMN-dot-org for information about legal representation.