Greensboro residents can apply for rent and mortgage assistance under the CARES Act

According to a statement from the City of Greensboro, the application process is different depending on whether you are a tenant or a homeowner.

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — (Editor’s note: The attached video is from a previous story.)

Qualified Greensboro residents can now apply for one-time assistance, emergency rent/utilities, and mortgage assistance in light of the effects of COVID-19 on the economy.

That’s because the city of Greensboro received about $2 million from the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

According to a press release from City of Greensboro, the application process is different depending on whether you are a tenant or an owner. Both programs are coordinated by the city’s Neighborhood Development Department, which has allocated more than $713,000 for rent and utility assistance and $100,000 for mortgage assistance.

To qualify for either program, your home must be within the city limits of Greensboro, and applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a household income of less than 80% of household income. median of the region.

Rent assistance

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 behind on rent for April, May and/or June.

This program is administered by the contractor Greensboro Housing Coalition of Neighborhood Development. Visit their website for more information on applying and the necessary documentation or call the agency at 336-691-9521.

Mortgage help

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 behind on payments by June 30. In addition, the house for which you are requesting assistance must be your primary residence.

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

The application process for both programs will continue until the allocated funds have been spent. For more information Click here.