We recognize that COVID-19 has brought many challenges this year. Recently, the state launched the Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) program, which provides rent and utility assistance for eligible renters experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
To be eligible for the program, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have been affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic,
- Have a household income that is 80% of the area median income or lower,
- Occupy a rental property as your primary home, and
- Be behind on rent or utilities when you apply.
The funding is limited, and officials expect it to be depleted quickly due to high demand. We encourage renters who may be able to benefit to look into this program today.
Applications are available now. Applications are also being accepted over the phone by calling 211; however, call volume may be high, so applying online is encouraged.