February 1, 2024

Visit United Way 211’s COVID-19 City/County/Organization Based Financial Assistance for Individuals and Families webpage for limited city, county, and nonprofit organization programs across the state that may have additional financial resources. Find help with additional rent payment assistance by calling 211, texting your zip code to 898-211, or visiting the United Way 211 website –…

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Free Tax Preparation Sites

January 31, 2024

Where can I file my taxes for free? It’s time to file your taxes! There are a few different options when it comes to filing your taxes. Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tax assistance to taxpayers. Individuals can visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue website to get information for all tax types including forms, fact…

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Extreme Cold Resources – Winter 2023-2024

November 20, 2023

As temperatures begin to drop in Minnesota, overnight warming spaces are beginning to open across the state. These spaces are offered in addition to shelters. Click here to find warming spaces listed in your region.

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Cold Weather Rule 2023

September 14, 2023

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. To protect service from disconnection individuals must make and keep a payment plan that is agreed upon between the customer and utility company. The utility company…

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Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare) Renewal

June 19, 2023

Minnesota has maintained healthcare coverage for its Medicaid enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, Minnesotans who newly gained eligibility or already had eligibility for Medicaid (called Medical Assistance in Minnesota) or MinnesotaCare have remained enrolled in the coverage. However, federal law now requires the restart of regular Medicaid (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare) renewals.…

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