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There is still funding available for rent and utility assistance and mortgage assistance for households financially impacted by COVID-19. Applications for these City-run emergency housing assistance programs are still ongoing and qualifications for them have been expanded.

If your household is at least one month behind on rent since April 1, you are entitled to assistance. (See General program requirements below.) Previously, the time frame was only between April 1 and June 30.

If your household has fallen behind on at least one mortgage payment since April 1, you are eligible for assistance. (See General program requirements below.) Previously, the time frame was only between April 1 and June 30.

On August 6, the City launched these two emergency housing assistance programs, funded by the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

General program requirements
To qualify for either program, your home must be within the city limits of Greensboro and you must be at least 18 years old with a household income below 80% of the median income for the area. 2020 (see table below).

Specific rental assistance requirements
To receive up to $1,500 in rent assistance (payable to your landlord) and up to $400 for utilities, you must be current on your lease through February 29 and in arrears with rent since at least one month since April 1 to qualify.

The Rent and Utilities program is administered by the Greensboro Housing Coalition. Visit his website for more information about applying and necessary documentation or call the agency at 336-691-9521.

Special requirements for mortgage assistance
To receive up to $1,500 in mortgage assistance (payable to your mortgage company), you must be current on your mortgage through February 29 and past due on at least one mortgage payment since April 1 to be eligible. In addition, the accommodation for which you are applying for assistance must be your principal residence.

This mortgage program is administered by Housing Consultants Group. Visit his website for more information on the application and necessary documentation or call the agency at 336-553-0946, ext. 2.

For more information on the city’s CARES Act funding, visit this Neighborhood Development webpage.

Program numbers

For assistance with rent and utilities – starting October 15
# of applications received: 832
# of requests approved: 204
$ spent: $143,972

For mortgage assistance – starting October 15
# of applications received: 112
# of applications approved: 41
$ spent: $48,742