Governor Walz announced Executive Order 20-14: Suspending Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency on March 23, 2020 to prevent evictions during the coronavirus outbreak. The suspension went into effect at 5 p.m. on March 24, 2020.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Suspension of Evictions

More information is available on Minnesota Housing’s COVID-19 webpage, including a summary of Executive Order 20-14 and the full Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

What does the order do?

When did the order go into effect?

Does the tenant still owe rent during the moratorium?

Does the homeowner still have to make their mortgage payment?

Does the household need to demonstrate a loss of income or COVID-19 diagnosis?

Are all types of evictions or lease terminations exempt from filing under this suspension?

What happens if a landlord/lender violates the order?

Download full FAQ from Minnesota Housing about Executive Order 20-14

Last updated Mar 31, 2020



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