Governor Cooper announced that applications were being accepted for the NC HOPE program. The program is set to help low-and-moderate-income renters who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, WXII reports.
The program will assist with housing stability by providing rent and utility assistance, WXII reports.
“The spread of coronavirus has affected every aspect of our lives. Many have lost jobs, had work hours cut back or had to care for someone who has become ill with COVID-19,” Cooper said in a press release. “By creating this program to help with rent and utility bills, we can keep people in their homes where they will be safest during this pandemic.”
The program will provide $117 million in rent and utility assistance for those who have a household income that is 80% of their area’s median income or lower, WXII reports.