Governor’s executive order protects renters and homeowners

Due to the economic hardship many Minnesotans are experiencing as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, Governor Walz issued an Executive Order to ensure renters and homeowners were not evicted during this health emergency. Beyond the economic hardship the pandemic is creating, the Executive Order will also protect people from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. It is important note, nothing in the order relieves a tenant’s or homeowner’s obligation to pay for housing. Additionally, the Executive Order will only remain in effect until the declared peacetime state of emergency ends. As a result, these protections are temporary. The Minnesota Housing Agency has a FAQs document that might be helpful to individuals who have questions.

For those who are homeless, there several resources that might be helpful on the Minnesota Housing Finance agency’s website.

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