NC HOPE Program Increases Income Eligibility
The Apartment Association of North Carolina provided the following update on North Carolina's HOPE rental assistance program:
NC HOPE Program
NC HOPE INCREASES AMI Eligibility: The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions HOPE Program has announced a change to income requirements that will increase the number of eligible applicants for emergency rent and utility assistance. When the second application period opened last month on on May 17, the program prioritized applicants with an income of 50 percent of the area median income. Citing that the majority of previous applicants fell within that threshold and that individual at that income level were more susceptible to homelessness without intervention. With criticism from AANC and other housing organizations, NCORR has announced they are now increasing the income limit to 80 percent of the area median income for the county where the applicant lives.
For more information about the HOPE Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits and an online application, are available at www.nc.hope.gov. Applicants who cannot access the website should call 888-9ASK-HOPE (888-927-5467) for help with the application process.