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Eviction Prevention Program

Financial help to help families pay past due rent and home mortgage payments


The Family Homeless Eviction Prevention and Assistance Program is a comprehensive program that can provide support to your household to prevent homelessness and to assist people experiencing homelessness who will be securing housing. 

The goals of the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program are to:

  1. Prevent homelessness
  2. Minimize the number of people who are unhoused
  3. Eliminate repeated episodes of homelessness

Eviction Prevention can provide financial help to pay outstanding (past due) rent and home mortgage for families with dependent children that reside in Ramsey County so that you can remain in your current home.

The Eviction Prevention Program has resumed accepting applications! Please read the information below to apply.


Am I eligible to apply for the Eviction Prevention Program?

Am I eligible to apply for the Eviction Prevention Program?

Program eligibility requirements include:

1. You need assistance with rent or mortgage due to a housing crisis. 

This means you are at imminent risk of homelessness or will experience homelessness within 30 days if you do not receive assistance and you are in need of services and/or financial support.

2. You reside in Ramsey County

3. Your income is at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines 

(See the table below for guidelines.)

4. You are able to provide required supporting documents. 

Examples include identification for all adult (18+) household members, lease or mortgage deed, income verification, proof of identity.

Income guidelines for the Eviction Prevention Program

Your income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to be eligible for the Eviction Prevention Program. 

Household sizeAnnual incomeMonthly income

Add $10,280 annually for each additional family member.


Do you meet the initial income eligibility guidelines? Follow the instructions for applying below:

1. Complete the application online.

2. Upload the required documentation, such as a demand for payment, an eviction letter or a past due rent letter.

3. We'll provide and navigate the program details with you and answer any questions you may have about the program, the application process, and advise of the types of supporting documentation you'll need to apply if anything is missing from your application.

4. You will meet with a housing case manager to complete an intake.

5. Once you are approved, we will send payment directly to your property owner or mortgage company.

Additional program expectations

  • Work respectfully with program staff
  • Provide documentation in requested time frame to complete application review and processing
  • Attend ALL scheduled appointments, including court hearings

Questions? Contact us at or 651-280-2375.

Meet the Eviction Prevention Program team

Antonia Coleman

Senior Program Manager - Special Initiatives, Supportive Housing Services