This morning, the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) officially launched and is open for applications. This program was created from the $100 million Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Walz/Flanagan Administration to help prevent evictions, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households.

Please note that Scott County has also invested a significant amount of CARES Act funding towards these purposes, and will be working in conjunction with local CHAP Administrators to provide direct assistance opportunities to households that don’t otherwise meet the criteria for CHAP. 

Do you need help paying for housing-related expenses?

Qualified renters and homeowners who are unable to pay for certain housing-related expenses; including rent, mortgage, homeowner’s insurance, lot rents and utility costs may qualify for assistance.

To apply you will need the following documentation to submit with your application:

•Proof of job loss, furlough or lay off

•Verification of current income (paystubs, benefit letter, proof of unemployment)

•Proof of balance owed for rent, mortgage and/or utility bill (include account number)

•Who the check should be made to and where payment should be sent (name of Landlord, property management company, or utility company)

•Copy of Signed Lease Agreement

•Further information or verification may be requested

You may qualify for assistance if you:

Carver County Households:

    1. Housing Stability Program (Carver County & Carver County CDA)
    1. COVID Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)
    1. Scott/Carver Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) (CAP Agency)
    1. Carver County Emergency Assistance (Carver County)

Scott County Households:

    1. Housing COVID Assistance Program (CHAP)
  1. Belle Plaine Resident Relief Grant
    1. Scott/Carver Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) (CAP Agency)
    1. Scott County Emergency Assistance (Scott County)

Although there is no application deadline, households are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Funding is limited and in some cases on a first come first serve basis.

Additional, county-specific assistance may be available. To learn more, please visit:


There are 3 ways to connect with CHAP:

                1. CALL 211 or toll free at 1.800.543.7709 or 651.291.0211 (from cell phones)

                2. ONLINE  at

                3. TEXT “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211

There will be multilingual staff available to answer questions about CHAP (8a – 8pm Monday through Friday).  To ensure excellent customer service:

This form is available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish. To access this form in one of these languages, contact 211 for assistance 

(Call: 211 or 651.291-0211 Toll Free: 800.543-7709).

  • Daim ntawv kuj muaj yam siv lus Hmoob, Somali thiab Mev. Yog xav siv daim ntawv no yam siv ib hom ntawm cov lus no, hu rau 211 rau txoj kev pab                                                                                                                            (Hu: 211 los yog 651.291-0211 Hu Dawb: 800.543-7709).
  • Foomkan waxaa la heli karaa isagoo ah afafka Hmoonga, Soomaaliga iyo Isbaanishka. Si aad u hesho foomkan isagoo mid afafkaas ah ku qoran, kala xiriir 211 gargaarid                                                                                                          (Wac: 211 ama 651.291-0211 Khadka lacag la’aanta ah: 800.543-7709).
  • Este formulario está disponible en hmong, somalí y español. Para acceder a este formulario en uno de esos idiomas, llame al 211 para obtener asistencia                                                                                                                          (Llame al: 211 o 651.291-0211 llame gratis al: 800.543-7709).