State officials gave Northlanders impacted by this summer’s flooding an unexpected early Christmas present Friday, when the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency extended the deadline to apply for assistance under the Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program to Jan. 31.
The heavy rain and floods that recently swept through parts of the state created some real problems for cities like Duluth and Moose Lake. They also created problems for local farmers and others growing food, whether it’s a backyard garden, a small vegetable farm or a community-supported agriculture (CSA) operation.
But if a public assistance and individual assistance emergency is declared, private property owners will be eligible for many types of help, including temporary housing, repair or replacement of damaged housing, and even disaster-related medical and dental costs.
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