United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) has been awarded $1.6 million to help families who are struggling to meet their housing related payments through the MN COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP).

“CHAP funds can be used for rent, mortgage, utilities, mobile home lot rent, and mobile home payments,” said Angela Larson, UCAP’s Family Services Director. “We encourage anyone who is behind on their housing related payments to apply as income eligibility guidelines for this program are higher than they have been in the past,” added Larson.

UCAP is one of the local administrators working with families who reside in Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, and Rock Counties.“ CHAP funds need to be spent by December 30, 2020,” said Larson, “so our staff are ready to help assist households in need.”

For more information about CHAP and to learn about other resources, please call your local UCAP office at 507-637-2187.

An on-line application is available at https://www.housinghelpmn.org. If families in UCAP’s service area use the on-line application, please scroll to Southwest Minnesota and click on the United Community Action Partnership line. If needed, UCAP staff can help families walk through the process.