Are you in need of assistance with your rent and/or utilities due to COVID-19 hardships?
Keep scrolling for more information on emergency rent and utilities assistance!
KEEPING FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES
The Emergency Rent & Utilities Coalition program assists households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us help you through these turbulent times.
Follow the steps below for Emergency Rental Assistance!
For a household to be eligible for the ERUC-CV program, it must meet the below requirements:
- Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application, AND
- One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic, AND
- The household can demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability, AND
- Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application.
Rental assistance provided to an eligible household should not be duplicative of any other federally funded rental assistance provided to such household.
Eligible households that include an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median are to be prioritized for assistance.
Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional 3 months if the grantee determines the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and grantee funds are available. The payment of existing housing-related arrears that could result in eviction of an eligible household is prioritized. Assistance must be provided to reduce an eligible household’s rental arrears before the household may receive assistance for future rent payments. Once a household’s rental arrears are reduced, grantees may only commit to providing future assistance for up to three months at a time. Households may reapply for additional assistance at the end of the three-month period if needed and the overall time limit for assistance is not exceeded.
Eligibility prescreen can be submitted by either the household or a landlord on behalf of the household. Emergency rental & utilities assistance application must be submitted by an eligible household. In general, funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service providers.
Step 1: Complete pre screen survey using the button above.
Step 2: Complete application and gather required documents
Step 3: Client will receive an email or text to upload application and required documents prior to your appointment with Case Manager.