With the phase-out of Governor Tim Walz’s COVID moratorium on evictions expected to begin soon, Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho has a strong message for those behind on their rent:

“Renters, take action to apply for emergency rental assistance.  Those that are eligible and refuse to apply can be evicted starting today.”

For information on rental assistance, visit RentHelpMN.org.   A landlord can’t evict a tenant if the renter has a pending application for assistance.   That measure will be in effect until June 1st of 2022.   Also in a bill the legislature passed and the governor is expected to sign:   A landlord must give a tenant written notice 15 days before beginning eviction proceedings.