RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (RAP)
Minnesota Housing established the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) rental assistance program to provide affordable housing opportunities to prevent and end homelessness for low-income persons and families.
Housing Trust Fund rental assistance is intended to be temporary in nature and to provide assistance to an individual household. Eligible participants will pay approximately 30% of their income towards their rent.
Eligible participants must meet the definition of high priority homeless and are referred to the HRA through the Rivers Valleys Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Eligible household's income must not exceed maximum household income limits for the services area. Households must choose a rental unit that meets HUD Housing Quality Standards. Households will transition to the Housing choice Voucher Program if/when eligible.
As a Housing Navigator, the HRA will assist household in accessing services and collecting documentation required to obtain the most suitable housing resources for their needs.