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Senator Pappas Encourages Minnesotans to Utilize Federal Rental Assistance

The American Rescue Plan, which was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Biden, provided more than $500 million in federal housing assistance to help renters and homeowners in Minnesota who are enduring financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  In response, Senator Sandra Pappas, DFL-Saint Paul, released the following statement: 
   “To those individuals, couples, young families, working households, and anyone else who has struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic, I have one message for you: help is on the way. The federal government has made rental assistance relief available for those who are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, and there is an easy online tool to see if you qualify.”  Go to to get started or call United Way for help at 211. In the midst of a terrible pandemic, it is important that we support one another and look out for our neighbors across the state. If you or someone you know might benefit from this program, please tell them to visit today.” 

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