Housing & Assistance
Utility Assistance

Utility Assistance

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Be sure to look at our main page for current assistance that we provide through our Prevention Program. Below are resources for utility assistance through other organizations that serve statewide or in your county.  


If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). This service is for all Minnesota residents. Phase one is currently open for people who owe back-rent. Phase two will open soon and allow people to apply for upcoming rent. RentHelpMN currently offers up to 15 months of assistance for both rent and utilities.

Hennepin County Emergency General Assistance

This service through Hennepin County offers county residents emergency general assistance to help with temporary shelter, housing costs like rent and utilities, foreclosure prevention, and extra food support. This service is ongoing and continuously open.

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

This program is a statewide network of agencies that provide energy/utility assistance as well as other resources. Many also offer job programs, meal programs and other housing-related programs. Click on the link above to search for your local CAP program. Below is the information for their larger programs:

Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program is an important resource to help income-eligible households manage their utility bills in Crow Wing county.