The Minnesota Housing Department is lifting an August 17th application deadline for the HomeHelpMN program. And Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho says the assistance cap has increased from $35,000 to $50,000. Ho says the program “can help people reinstate past-due mortgages, contract for deed manufactured home loans. you can pay delinquent expenses such as property taxes insurance association fees, lot rent and land lease payments.” Ho says HomeHelpMN has received nearly 5,000 applications from homeowners throughout the state. And she says there are up to 25,000 income-eligible homeowners who may need assistance but have not applied. Around $109 million is available to Minnesotans through the federal American Rescue Plan. For more information or to apply, you can visit homehelpmn.org.