RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Rutherford County residents can soon apply for rental relief due to COVID-19.
Applications for the the U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 open on March 8.
Those who qualify must have been impacted by a "lifechanging" event, like job loss, reduced hours, or medical expenses. In additional, only those with household monthly gross income at or below 80 percent of the area median income qualify for this assistance. Both landlords and renters can apply.
“The adverse financial effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community are almost unfathomable,” said Mayor Bill Ketron. “We are at least a year in, and still, our residents are facing tremendous financial challenges. It is our hope that this rent and utility assistance makes great strides in preventing eviction and homelessness in Rutherford County.”
Through March 22, priority will be given to those with households at or below 50 percent AMI or those who have been unemployed for the previous 90 days.
After March 22, relief will be given on first-come, first-served basis.
Apply here or call 615-334-4777 for the county support center.
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