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. Funds expire Dec. 31, 2021.