TERMS OF SERVICE

I understand and agree that this application is voluntary, is not a guarantee of services or payment of emergency rental assistance, is not a contractual relationship, and is subject to compliance with federal, state, local, and program requirements. I have read and understand my application and the answers and documentation I provided with the application. My certifications and agreements are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that federal, state, and local government entities and their contractors may rely on information provided in this application and that if any information is untrue in any way I may be subject to recapture of funds, repayment of funds, and all other appropriate legal remedies. I understand and agree that failure to provide necessary information or to respond to attempted contacts by entities administering this program may result in my application being withdrawn or denied. Information provided in this application and site are expressly subject to the Tennessen Warning and Privacy Act Notice provided in this application.

This site and the information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, including but not limited to accounting, tax and/or legal advice, regarding your specific situation. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, please consult with a qualified professional in your area of need.

If I do not agree to all of these terms, I will immediately cease my use of this Site.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnification:

By using this Site, I agree to DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, MINNESOTA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, SUITS AND DEMANDS THAT RELATE TO OR ARISE OUT OF: (1) MY RENTHELPMN/EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION OR AN APPLICATION RELATED TO RENTAL PROPERTY; (2) ANY ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BY THE RELEASED PARTIES IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RENTHELPMN / EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE; (3) USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE; (4) LOSS OF DATA OR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT THAT RESULTED FROM THE SITE OR THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT FROM THIS SITE; (5) TRANSACTIONS OR CONTACT BETWEEN ME AND THIRD PARTIES LINKED TO THIS SITE; (6) ANY VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT OR PRIVACY POLICY; AND (7) CLAIMS, ACTIONS, SUITS AND DEMANDS BROUGHT BY OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO MY USE OF THIS SITE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), ATTORNEYS’ FEES, EXPENSES OR COSTS IN THE EVENT OF SUCH CLAIMS, ACTIONS, SUITS AND DEMANDS.

Use of this site is subject to Minnesota law and user consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts in Ramsey County, Minnesota in all disputes arising out of or relating to use of this site.

Tennessen Warning:

The purpose of this notice is to enable you to make an informed decision about whether to give data about yourself and your company, if applicable. This information is being collected to facilitate the implementation of the RentHelpMN / COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (State) Program, to effectively manage and evaluate the program’s effectiveness, to comply with reporting requirements to the United States Department of Treasury, and to efficiently administer future COVID-related housing assistance programs specifically authorized by the legislature or mandated by the federal government. You are not legally required to provide any of the request data; however, if you do not provide the data, we may not be able to provide you with the services or resources you are requesting. Your data may be shared between the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, local jurisdictions implementing the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Anoka County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Washington County, the City of Minneapolis, the City of Saint Paul), the United States Department of Treasury, the program administrators and contractors, community agencies funded from state, federal, and local resources that help provide housing assistance, and individuals or households identified as renting the property for which you are seeking assistance, and other parties the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency deems necessary. The data can also be share upon court order or provided to the state or legislative auditor.

Privacy Act Notice:

Authority: The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) and the local jurisdictions (the counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington, and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, collectively the “local jurisdictions”) are authorized to collect private data, which may include your social security number if voluntary provided, by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et. seq.), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-19), the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minn. Stat. Ch. 13) (hereafter “MGDPA”), and by Minn. Stat. 462A.05. Purpose: Your private data, as defined by the MGDPA, is being collected by MHFA and the local jurisdictions to determine your eligibility and the eligibility of tenants/households for the RentHelpMN/COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (State) Program. Other Uses: MHFA and the local jurisdictions also use your private data to effectively manage and evaluate the program’s effectiveness, to comply with reporting requirements to the U.S. Department of Treasury, and to efficiently administer future COVID-related housing assistance programs specifically authorized by the legislature or mandated by the federal government. Your private data may be released to federal, state, and local agencies, when relevant, and to civil, criminal, or regulatory investigators and prosecutors. However, your private data will not be otherwise disclosed or released outside of MHFA, the local jurisdictions, or their agents, contractors, or assigns, except as permitted or required by law. Penalty: You must provide all of the private data required to process your application and may provide any private data that is optional to process your application. Failure to provide any of the required data may result in a delay or rejection of your eligibility for emergency rental assistance.

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