North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday, October 13 that applications are now being accepted for the NC HOPE Program. The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is a new statewide initiative that may provide rent and utility assistance to eligible low and moderate income renters experiencing financial hardship due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The new program will help prevent evictions and utility disconnections in order to promote housing stability during the ongoing pandemic.
Learn more about the program and how to apply by giving our Community Resource Specialist a call at 211 (free, confidential, with translation available) or apply online by visiting nc211.org/hope.
Quick Rundown of the HOPE Program:
- Can support a renter that is behind on rent and/or utilities (electric/gas/propane/water)
- Must be 4/1/20 or later
- Can support up to six months of payments
- Renter must be a lease-holder to apply. This includes traditional leases, oral leases (including month to month), lot/land leases
- Pertains to households 80% or less income, although will not be screened out during the first round and can still apply
How to Apply:
- Online at nc211.org/hope
- For those without Internet or who would prefer to speak with someone, call 211 Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm