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HOPE Program Tops $593 Million In Rent & Utility Assistance Awards

HOPE Program Tops $593 Million In Rent & Utility Assistance Awards

Since opening last fall, the N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has awarded $593.7 million in rent and utility assistance, with more than $518 million already paid on behalf of families financially impacted by COVID-19. Of that amount, more than $472 million has already been sent directly to landlords statewide, providing a…read more »

HOPE Program Serves Over 86,000 N.C. Households

HOPE Program Serves Over 86,000 N.C. Households

The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program continues to rank No. 2 in the nation for number of households served and No. 6 for spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program funding. The latest U.S. Department of the Treasury rankings, which reflect ERA program standings through Aug. 31, note the program…read more »

HOPE Program Tops $342M In Rent & Utility Payments For N.C. Families

HOPE Program Tops $342M In Rent & Utility Payments For N.C. Families

The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has distributed more than $342 million in rent and utility payment to 96,944 North Carolina households since opening last fall. The HOPE Program now ranks #2 in the nation for number of households served and North Carolina ranks #6 for spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance…read more »

Governor Asks Businesses, Others To Urge Staff To Get Their Shot

Governor Asks Businesses, Others To Urge Staff To Get Their Shot

Governor Roy Cooper says North Carolinians must have the common goal of saving lives and jobs. Therefore, residents need to keep stepping up to get their shot. Cooper says the state’s number of coronavirus cases continue to increase, and the surge is being driven by the unvaccinated. The governor reminds the vaccine is safe, effective,…read more »

HOPE Program Accepting Tenant Referrals From landlords, Increasing Assistance

HOPE Program Accepting Tenant Referrals From landlords, Increasing Assistance

The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has announced program changes to accept referrals of tenants from landlords and increase financial awards to North Carolina households that apply for pandemic-related rent and utility assistance. The new guidelines aim to help even more renters get back on their feet while also assisting landlords that…read more »

Emergency Rental Assistance Still Available Through HOPE Program

Emergency Rental Assistance Still Available Through HOPE Program

The second application period remains open for North Carolina’s emergency rental assistance program for very low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program promotes housing stability during the ongoing pandemic by providing rent and utility bill assistance to prevent evictions and utility disconnections.…read more »

New HOPE Program Income Limit Aids Delivery Of Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance

New HOPE Program Income Limit Aids Delivery Of Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance

The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has announced a change to income requirements that will increase the number of applicants eligible for emergency rent and utility assistance. When the second application period opened on May 17, the program prioritized applicants with an income of 50 percent of the area median income,…read more »

State Weighing Incentives For COVID Vaccinations

State Weighing Incentives For COVID Vaccinations

As North Carolina continues to round the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is keeping up its efforts to get vaccine shots in arms. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper said incentives appear to be helping get more residents inoculated. A pilot program is offering $25 summer cash cards at select vaccine sites in Mecklenburg,…read more »

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