Thursday, March 4, 9:00 am
via Online Webinar
Greenville County staff Nicole Wood and Meredith Papapieris will share details on the new federally funded emergency rental assistance program that they will launch next week. Please join us to learn more – high level details on the program are below to help you determine if you’d like to attend and learn more.
If you cannot attend but want to learn more, please still register and the recording will be sent to you promptly after the event. Details will also be posted on our website.
Bullet points for Greenville County Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
- Greenville County received $15.8 million in Federal funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
- Program to launch early March
- Application will be completed online & will be available on Greenville County website
- Funding will be available for rental and utility assistance
- Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance (measured from March 13, 2020), plus an additional 3 months if the applicant is able to demonstrate that the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability
- Priority will be given to households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median AND/OR households with an individual who has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to the application for assistance
- Program will be available through December 30, 2021 or until funds are exhausted
- An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in Greenville County with at least one or more individuals meeting the following criteria:
- Qualifies for unemployment due to COVID‐19, has experienced a reduction in household income due to COVID‐19, or has incurred significant costs due to COVID‐19 or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID‐19;
- Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability (including eviction notice, utility shutoff notice, past due rent notice, past due utility notice, or any other evidence of unsafe or unhealthy living conditions or housing stability);
- Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.