Pocatello CARES Act rental, mortgage help always available

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The City of Pocatello continues to have funding available under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) for Pocatello residents facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 .

This funding is available for Pocatellans who need temporary rental or mortgage assistance. To be eligible for the program, candidates

  • Must reside within the city limits of Pocatello
  • Must have suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19
  • Must meet income criteria (80% or less of area median income)
  • Cannot receive assistance from the city at the same time they receive assistance from other federal programs, such as the Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Additionally, residents who have already received six months of assistance from the City of Pocatello cannot reapply.

These federal dollars are available for rent assistance, including security deposits, or mortgage assistance. Payments are made directly to the owner or the financial institution. Owner or lender participation in the program is also required for the City to provide assistance.

Hard copies of the application are available in the lobby of Pocatello City Hall, 911 North 7and Avenue, or online at pocatello.us/DocumentCenter/View/7278/COVID-19-Emergency-Assistance-Program-Application-PDF.

For more information, contact Christine Howe, CDBG Program Coordinator, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 208-234-6186 or Lisa Smith, CDBG Grants Administrator, by email at [email protected] pocatello.us or by phone at 208-234-6188.