COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Requests
Due April 26 by 11:59 p.m.
New email submission address:
On April 13, 2021, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Housing published Housing Notice H-2020-11, “Continued Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for Properties Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance under the Section 8, Section 202 or Section 811 Programs.” HUD is making CARES Act funds available to offset property expenditures to combat the effects of COVID-19. 
The supplemental payments may cover costs incurred between December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021 related to: 
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting services and supplies,
  • Additional staff to address COVID-19 related needs, and
  • Increased costs for supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other expenses to help keep properties safe for residents.  
For properties in Minnesota Housing’s Section 8 Portfolios (both TCA and PBCA), please submit your questions and CSP Requests to
What You Need to Know:
  • There are now three time frames: March 27 - July 31, 2020, August 1 - November 30, 2020 and December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.
  • If you applied for the first round (March 27 – July 31, 2020) of CSP, you are eligible ONLY for the time frames of August 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. 

  • If you applied for the second round (August 1 - November 30, 2020) of CSP, you are eligible ONLY for the new time frame of December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.

  • If you have not applied for ANY CSP funds, you can submit a HUD 52671-E claim for the time frame of March 27, 2020 – March 31, 2021.
  • If you are applying for ALL time frames and your total claim amount is UNDER the Tier I cap (see below), you can submit a HUD 52671-E claim on one form.
  • If you are applying for ALL time frames and your total claim is OVER the Tier I cap, you will need to submit a separate HUD 52671-E claim for each time frame.
  • HUD Form 52671-E has been updated to include the time frame changes. 
There are Two Tiers of CSP Requests that Properties May be Eligible for:
Tier I
Payments are standardized and are primarily intended to help offset costs for COVID-19 prevention and preparation: 
  • $2,000 base amount per property, plus $60 per assisted unit,
  • $1,000 additional per property allowance for properties specified to house elderly residents, and
  • Up to $3,000 additional allowance for properties with a budget-based service coordinator program.
Tier 2
Owners may request larger sums under “Tier 2 Exceptional Cost Payments” to address cost increases associated with responding to reported COVID-19 outbreaks among property residents or in response to extensive community exposure that creates a greater threat to the health and safety of residents within the community.
  • Other factors in the threshold calculation for Tier 2 payments include elderly designations, Service Coordinator funding, number of assisted units, surplus cash, MOR/REAC scores and timely voucher submissions.  
  • Owners may submit only one claim request per property (not contract), to include all eligible expenses.
  • Complete claim submissions will include a completed form HUD Form 52671-E and paid receipts for items owners expended due to COVID-19 during HUD’s timeframe (if the amount exceeds the Tier I threshold).
All claim submissions must be emailed directly to at Minnesota Housing for processing and MUST be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021. Incomplete claim submissions must be corrected within two business days or will be rejected. 
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