Cabarrus County reopens rent assistance program after clearing backlog of applications

Cabarrus County has announced that it will be reopening its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for a limited time. Applications will be accepted only while funding is still available.

Early in September, applications were stopped to help staff process pending applications. Now with application backlogs cleared, the program is ready to accept new applicants.

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Cabarrus County has covered over $8.5 million on behalf of residents for overdue or future rent and utilities that are not covered by paying rent. The County has also donated $3.5 million to Cooperative Christian Ministry to run a similar program.

As part of many COVID-19 relief programs, the county received state and federal funding. For applicants to receive assistance, they have to document financial needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On top of ERAP, Cabarrus County has set aside more than $30 million in relief funds to address the most critical needs in the county and assist small businesses recovering from the pandemic.

To start the application process click here.

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