Chatham County has received an $8.7 million federal grant which will be designated for emergency rental assistance for any Chatham County resident who meetings eligibility requirements. Qualified recipients will be prioritized for assistance on a weekly basis. The primary applicant must be the signee on the lease agreement and/or utility invoice. All applicants should provide documentation as proof of need. Prioritization of assistance includes:
- At risk of eviction.
- The income of the household does not exceed 50% of the area median income for the household.
- One or more the individuals within the household are unemployed as of the date of the application for assistance and have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding the application date.
Any Chatham County resident in need of rental assistance should contact UWCE or EOA directly beginning Monday February 1, 2021.