Buncombe offers Housing Assistance Program for pandemic-related losses

Press release from Buncombe County:

Attention Buncombe County residents: If you are struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, Buncombe County’s COVID Housing Assistance Program may be able to help. “We understand the effects of the pandemic have strained family finances,” says Economic Services Director Phillip Hardin. “We want our community to know that financial assistance is available to support community members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need support with rent, mortgage, or utilities.”

To qualify to receive relief funds earmarked for the Housing Assistance Program, households must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant/household lost income due to COVID-19.
  • There is a sustainability plan to pay shelter expenses going forward after the County assists with past due bills.
  • Income limit of 200% of the federal poverty level ($52,400) for a family of four. 

Buncombe County is now accepting inquiries and applications. Please fill out the attached form and return to Buncombe County Health and Human Services or call (828)-250-5500 to be connected with a caseworker to start the application process.

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