Resources Amidst the #StayHomeMN Order and COVID-19 Pandemic

Micro-Grants Available!

ACER has community micro grants available until July 10th. Apply by clicking here.



Emergency rental assistance available! Click here for the application.

We are advocating to #CancelRent and #CancelMortgages during this pandemic. For many of us, the COVID-19 crisis has turned our homes into sanctuaries for our health and safety and our community’s safety. We all deserve access to dignified and safe homes, and now more than ever we must take action to protect our homes and communities. In honor of international workers day, banks like US Bank and government officials like Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota legislature, must act now to cancel rent, cancel mortgages and guarantee homes for all without any new debt accumulation. Thousands across the state were unable to make rent on April 1st, and now even more are unable to pay rent on May 1st. In the meantime, banks like US Bank have received millions of dollars in bailouts. We need a people’s bailout! US Bank, Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota legislature must take action immediately to ensure that nobody falls into stifling debt.

Your landlord (for residential or business purposes) cannot evict you during this pandemic due to the Governor’s moratorium. If you need help communicating with your landlord, contact Nelima at [email protected]


COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on our businesses and workers. Please see the resources below or contact Denise Butler at [email protected] or 612-217-0282 for more information.


You can apply for unemployment even if you are still employed. If you were laid off, have reduced hours, or are self-employed during this pandemic, you can apply to receive unemployment. Click here for the application.

Micro-Businesses petition 

Help small and micro businesses stay in our communities by signing this petition! If you are a small or micro business owner in need of assistance, contact Denise Butler at [email protected] or 612-217-0282.

Other Resources

If you need any other information, or any more assistance, contact Patience at [email protected] or 612-314-5586 !

Rapid Immigrant Triage Service

ACER, CAPIKaren Organization of Minnesota (KOM) and Vietnamese Social Services have teamed up to respond rapidly to immigrants’ needs in the community. For ANY assistance accessing resources (housing, taxes, childcare, business related, unemployment etc.) contact Patience at [email protected] or 612-314-5586.

Stay-At-Home Exemptions

Critical Sectors Exemption from the Stay-At-Home Executive Order: Individuals seeking exemptions can email the state at [email protected].

Resources from Minnesota Department of Health

Resources from MDH Last Updated: August 6