Application Process

For both rent and mortgage assistance:  First, you must apply for State Funds (CHAP) Funds. There are 3 ways to connect with CHAP:

  1. CALL 211 or toll free at 1.800.543.7709 or 651.291.0211 (from cell phones)
  2. ONLINE  at www.211unitedway.org
  3. TEXT “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211

If you are eligible for State Funds (CHAP), your application will be directed to the agency you will be working with.

If ineligible and you live in Scott County, you can apply online at https://scott-cares.paperform.co. The Scott County CDA will work with any homeowners and the CAP Agency located in Shakopee, MN will work with any renters who apply for our funds.

Other Housing Resources

https://www.211unitedway.org/2020/08/10/rent-mortgage-and-utility-assistance/
http://www.mnhousing.gov/sites/np/covid19housingassistanceprogramFAQ

Link to the Scott County CARES Homeowner Assistance Program Guidelines
Link to the Scott County CARES Renter Assistance Program Guidelines
Link to the webpage for assistance for businesses impacted by COVID 

ADDITIONAL LOCAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Belle Plaine Resident Relief GrantApplications NOW OPEN. Residents can receive up to $3,000 to help with past due rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Loan applications will be accepted until the funds are gone. The grant program is funded by the CARES Act Relief Fund and subject to federal guidance.