Basic Needs

Recommendations and Resources for Renters and Homeowners

Anoka County has a variety of funding resources available to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

 

 

 

Applies to:

 

 Funding Source

FPG

Families

Singles

COVID-related

Rent

Mortgage

Contract for deed

Utilities

Section 8 Recipients

Association fees

Homeowners insurance

Outside Anoka

FHPAP

200%

x

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAP

300%

x

x

x

x

x

x

X**

Utilities  only

x

x

x

Salvation Army-CARES Act

300%

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

ACCAP – CARES Act

400%

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

*To qualify for CHAP, household must have past-due bill from March 2020, with income under 300% poverty guideline.

** CHAP utilities must be in the household’s name and, for rentals, must be contractually obligated by the tenants.


Acronym Legend:

FHPAP: Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program

CHAP: COVID- 19 Housing Assistance Program

CHAP How to apply graphic




"Cold Weather Rule" starts 10/15/20 

        This rule does NOT automatically protect those behind on utility bills, not does it mean that heat or electricity cannot be shut off in winter. 


 ** Income guidelines to assist in determining eligibility


Here are some resources which may help:  

Salvation Army HeatShare:

 https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northern/heatshare-program/

763-755-6873

 

Salvation Army CARES Rental/Utility Assistance**  

 Call direct 763-755-6873, ext 5  OR email 

[email protected] 

**Late rent or utilities need to be due to impacts of COVID 19, funding needs to be expended by 11/15/20

 

ACCAP Energy Assistance:

 

                                http://www.accap.org/energy-assistance/

763-783-4747

 

                                ACCAP Energy Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

                                http://www.accap.org/energy-assistance-faqs/

 

Anoka County Economic Assistanc; Emergency Assistance: (Public Assistance, Cash Program)

 

https://www.anokacounty.us/199/Emergency-Programs

763-422-7200


Homeless Resources

Anoka County Housing Resource Line: 763-324-1215

Select from the menu options to be connected to an agency that may be able to help. This is not crisis housing.

For Veterans who may be homeless

Anoka County Veteran Services Office
763-323-5290

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Financial Assistance for Veterans

Housing Resources

Click here for a list of resources for singles, families and youth in Anoka County and beyond.

Housing Link allows you to search for affordable rental units where you choose

Housing Benefits 101: Plan for your home, with the services you need. Explore housing options. Discover what works for you and make a plan to get there.

Financial Resources

  • Need help with car repairs, insurance or vehicle registration? Click here for more information.
  • For unemployment insurance questions or applications, please visit the website or call:

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090
TTY - users: 1-866-814-1252

  • The Bridge to Benefits  provides an online tool for self-screening for public assistance benefits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public support programs. It does not ask you for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!
  • Economic Assistance lists detailed information about cash, food, emergency, healthcare, child support and funeral assistance, including how to apply.

Anoka County Public Health is working diligently with the MN Department of Health on COVID-19

Click here to be redirected to the Anoka County Public Health’s website.

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