The uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic may have created financial instability for residents.  Blue Earth County has an Emergency Assistance Program to assist with rent/mortgage and utility expenses in these instances to help individuals provide for themselves and their families during this uncertainty.

This program is intended to help with shelter costs, such as past-due rent/mortgage payments or a damage deposit.  The program may also assist with payments of utilities, including electricity, heat, and water, when there is a threat of disconnection.  Residents may be eligible for the program if they do not have enough other resources to resolve their crisis and are able to prove income to pay bills moving forward.  Recipients do not need to have an eviction or shut off notice to be eligible.  Funds are available until November 2020 or until they are fully utilized.

For more information, visit the County’s website.