NC HOPE Program Tapped Out
Roughly a month after it began accepting applications for rental assistance, North Carolina's Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program stopped accepting new applications since all of its funds have been fully committed. From the HOPE website:
Effective 6 p.m. Nov. 11, the Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is no longer accept (sic) new applications. Due to high demand for pandemic-related rent and utility assistance, funds have been fully committed to existing applications.
If you have completed an application for the HOPE Program by Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., your application is in progress. You will next be contacted by the community partner processing your application. It could be many weeks before you hear from them. Please be patient as partners across the State work to process applications.
Although the program will not be accepting new applications that does not negate the impact of Governor Cooper's Executive Order 171, which essentially extends the CDC moratorium to those who applied and would have qualified for HOPE Program assistance, whether or not a landlord agreed to participate.
If you have any questions related to the Executive Order it is recommended that you consult with your attorney.