Nashville rent, mortgage help: Metro Action applications are open

Nashville is offering assistance to residents behind on their rent or mortgage due to loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Metro Action Commission opened applications Monday for a recovery program that provides three to six months of emergency assistance to people facing eviction or foreclosure, according to a city news release.

As COVID-19 continues to strain the local economy, city leaders hope the program will provide much-needed relief.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Metro Action to meet the needs of many Davidson County residents who are now facing eviction and foreclosure because they are months behind on housing payments,” said said Marvin D. Cox, director of family and community services for the city. .

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Applicants must be Davidson County residents and in good standing by March, the statement said. They should also not be accepted in any other reimbursement program.

Additionally, the applicant’s household income cannot exceed 80% of the area’s media income, which the release states:

  • $46,100 for a one-person household
  • $52,700 for a two-person household
  • $59,300 for a three-person household
  • $65,850 for a household of four
  • $71,150 for a five-person household
  • $76,400 for a six-person household

Applications for the recovery program can be found online at www.nashville.gov/mac or in person at the Metro Action Commission, located at 800 2nd Ave. North. More information can be found by calling 615-862-8860 or emailing [email protected].

The program is funded by the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) allocated to the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-CV), according to the release.

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