Greensboro Launches Rent/Utility Assistance Program

Posted By: Jon Lowder Blog,

The city of Greensboro launched its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)-funded rent and utility assistance program. Tenants and landlords can both apply; payments will go directly to landlords. Following is an overview from the city's website, which is also where you can find the information needed to apply for assistance:

Applications are being accepted for rent and/or utility assistance under the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
Qualified households renting within Greensboro city limits may now apply for up to 12 months combined (past due + currently due + future) of emergency rent and/or utility payment assistance per household.

Here's who is eligible:

Tenants/renters at least 18 years old with formal or informal lease agreements who are members of households that:

Rent within Greensboro city limits.
Have a total household income before taxes at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) – or average household income for the Greensboro area. (See AMI chart below.)
Include at least one person who has experienced a financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.
Include at least one person who is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.