Emergency Rent Bridge is Still Available to Provide Temporary Rent Help to Qualifying North Dakota Households

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BISMARCK, N.D. – This is the last week that qualifying North Dakotans will receive the extra Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit payments. The short-term federal help has allowed Americans impacted by layoffs and the economic slowdown to pay their rent and other bills and to buy needed goods and services.

As these extra payments end, the North Dakota Department of Human Services is reminding state residents that if they are struggling to pay their rent, help is available through the Emergency Rent Bridge, which offers short-term rent assistance for qualifying renters.

Since it was launched in late May, the Emergency Rent Bridge has helped over 300 separate renters in 15 counties stay current on their rent and avoid eviction. Individuals who are renting their place of residence, whether it is an apartment, a house, or a manufactured/mobile home that requires payment of lot rent, can apply. It pays a portion of a participating household’s rent. Payments are made directly to housing providers who must register with the program. To qualify, a household’s income must be at or below 60 percent of the area median income adjusted for household size and county of residence. Participating households are responsible for paying 30 percent of their total monthly income towards their housing costs.

Renters can learn more and apply online on the department’s website at www.nd.gov/dhs/info/covid-19/rent-bridge.html or by contacting 701-328-1907 or dhserb@nd.gov. The department’s Emergency Rent Bridge team can also assist renters who need help submitting needed documents electronically.

Housing providers can find information about how to register and validate rent amounts for participating renters on the same webpage.

Funding for the Emergency Rent Bridge comes from federal funding resources provided to North Dakota to address pandemic-related needs.

Other Human Services COVID-19-related information and resources are online at www.nd.gov/dhs/info/covid-19/index.html. For all state resources, visit NDResponse.nd.gov.

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28 Responses

  1. Katrina donohue

    Can I please get an application for rent bridge due to covid 19 I an having a hard time

  2. Tammy L Seiler-Oster

    I am purchasing my home and have fallen behind is there help for this?

  3. Haley

    Are we able to check on our application? I submitted one with all the requirements but haven’t received any updates!
    Thank you!

  4. Branda Backman

    I have applied and I. Have applied multiple times and it says that I’m eligible and gives confirmation number and then nothing…what am I doing wrong

    • admin

      Hi Connie,
      Thank you for the message. I will have someone from our office contact you.

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