Minnesota ERASE Campaign

The Minnesota ERASE Campaign (End Rental Arrears and Stop Evictions) is an effort to ensure that the historic aid enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. We are working to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic, prevent evictions, and create support for long term policy changes to end housing instability and homelessness. Co-convenors of the campaign include ACER (African Career Education Resource); Housing Justice Center, and MHP (Minnesota Housing Partnership).

Press Releases:

On March 18, when Governor Walz’s supplemental budget did not include emergency rental assistance, Minnesota ERASE released a statement. Read the release here.

On January 26, Minnesota ERASE released a statement regarding Minnesota Housing announcing that as of Tuesday January 25, that the deadline for applications to RentHelpMN is January 28, 2022, at 9:00 pm. Read the release here.  

Share your stories and experiences with Minnesota ERASE campaign:

We are seeking input from tenants and landlords about experiences with the application process or access to RentHelpMN, the importance of emergency rent assistance, and evictions or situations that force a tenant to leave their home.

Please share your story by completing this form.

Participation grants for individuals and organizations

Grants for Individuals: 

The Minnesota ERASE Campaign is offering small grants of $500 for individuals to influence the campaign with their technical expertise of lived experiences and participate in campaign activities, including monthly meetings, events, and other advocacy. 

We encourage applications by those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color, Individuals impacted by housing need and housing instability, and Individuals living in rural communities. Grant awards will be prioritized to support these individuals. 

Apply by completing this application form.

Grants for Organizations:

The Minnesota ERASE Campaign is offering small grants of $2,000 to organizations to participate in meetings and advocacy events, and actively contribute, collect, and share relevant stories from community. 

Apply by completing this application form.

Grant awards are prioritized to: 

  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color led organizations 
  • Organizations primarily serving/membership of Black, Indigenous and People of Color
  • Organizations empowering communities/people most impacted by housing need and housing instability
  • Organizations based in and serving Greater Minnesota and/or rural communities