Our office is currently working remotely and has postponed any statewide travel through the end of July. Habitat Minnesota is monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its affect on our communities. We will continue to follow guidance from the local and national leaders in health, government, and from Habitat International.

Read more about our current plans here.

Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Latest news

Minnesota Department of Health: Latest news

MNSure: Special enrollment and latest news

NEW! Target: No-touch thermometers available for sale

World Health Organization (WHO): Latest news

Advocacy

Federal Housing Stability: Encourage members of Congress to prioritize the needs of low-income families and the organizations that serve them.

Statewide Homeownership Support: Click here to view and co-sign a letter asking for state leaders to prioritize homeownership preservation.

Financing

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Charitable deduction, SBA loans, and other resources from latest stimulus bill

Minnesota Council on Foundations: Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits/Propel Nonprofits: How to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

National Council of Nonprofits: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

Otto Bremer Trust: $50 million emergency fund to support community organizations (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)

Propel Nonprofits: Paycheck Protection Program for Nonprofits 

Small Business Administration (SBA): Disaster Loan Assistance

Small Business & Entrepreneurship, US Senate Committee: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

USDA: Latest news

USDA: Stakeholder Announcement

(For Central Minnesota) The Initiative Foundation: The Central Minnesota Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund is being activated to meet critical needs in the region.

Fundraising

General Resources

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofit resources for COVID-19

New York Times: Frequently Asked Questions about every aspect of COVID-19

Propel Nonprofits: No-cost technical assistance (on finance, strategy, cash flow, or anything else you need). Reach out to any Propel staff here.

NEW! Donorbox: COVID-19 Resource Center for Nonprofits

Government Resources

Operations and Management

Idealware: how to deliver programs and services remotely resources and webinars

Microsoft Teams: User training

Microsoft Teams: Work-from-home tips

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Unemployment Insurance and Compensation resources

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Shared Work–Alternative to Layoff

Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Create a Business Continuity Plan: No Business Continuity Plan_ Take These 4 Steps 

Propel Nonprofits: Click here for a recording of the recent “Managing Cash Flow for Nonprofits (during a global pandemic)” webinar. Slides can be viewed here.

Propel Nonprofits: Emergency Succession Planning

NEW! Serve Minnesota: Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative

Zoom: MCN Members can enjoy 20% off certain Zoom plans. 

Volunteering

For supporters: How to Support Habitat from Your Home