The Otter Tail County Housing and Redevelopment Authority wants to provide you with housing information during the COVID-19 crises. This page will be updated as often as possible with housing resource information.
Financial Counseling Available
Until further notice, evictions in rental properties and mortgage foreclosures have been suspended. We strongly encourage, if you are able, to continue to pay your rent to your landlord or your mortgage payment to your lender. If you cannot make your rent payments, contact your landlord. Pay what you can because it will help the landlord and it will help ensure you don’t get further behind on rent owed. If you are a homeowner, contact your lender to discuss options or alternative payment plans.
In addition, financial counseling assistance is available through Lutheran Social Services and Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation’s subsidiary, White Earth Investment Initiatives.
Lutheran Social Services: The scheduling line is 1-888-577-2227. The scheduler can schedule callers for a one on one appointment with a counselor, or if the caller has a specific question, the call is triaged, and a counselor will call them back with a same day response. Visit the primary website here: LSSFinancialCounseling.org or check out the blog site with many helpful topics here: Blog
Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation: Homebuyer education and individual housing advising is provided through our subsidiary company, the White Earth Investment Initiative (WEII). WEII offers online homebuyer education and individual housing advising at https://www.weii.website/homeownership-services/
Frequently Asked Questions
A summary of the Executive Order issued by Governor Walz regarding housing issues can be found here. The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions handout for renters, homeowners, landlords, and lenders. Be sure to read through the document, especially the list of resources from various agencies at the end of the document.
Check back to this webpage for updates on information regarding housing during the COVID-19 crisis.
Last updated: April 27, 2020
For additions or corrections on this page, please contact Barbara Dacy