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With thousands of Minnesota tenants behind on rent, a new state law sets the rules for assistance


July 12, 2021

David Joles, Star Tribune

A personal care attendant, Delia Spencer-Hartwig's income stream was decimated during the pandemic and she fell four months behind on rent payments. Spencer-Hartwig recently applied for state rental assistance and been accepted but has yet to receive any payments. "I'd be homeless," she said, without any assistance. Spencer-Hartwig was photographed with her children Ka'Marria Spencer-Morgan, 13, right, and Kavion Rodgers, 6, front, outside their apartment building.

Four months in arrears on her monthly rent of $980, Delia Spencer-Hartwig got some welcome news last week.

The 31-year-old south Minneapolis woman was approved for rental assistance to pay back her landlord, courtesy of a statewide program dispensing federal funds to help renters and landlords affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds have yet to come through, but she can't be evicted from her one-bedroom apartment under a bill passed this month by the Legislature that says tenants cannot be evicted while their application for rental assistance is pending.


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