Cabarrus County Suspends Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Period

CABARRUS COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Effective September 1, 2022, the Cabarrus County government has suspended accepting new applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Staff will focus on processing more than 1,300 backlogged applications currently on hold. Officials believe the amount requested through submitted applications will deplete the remainder of the county’s funding allocation.

Since March 2020, Cabarrus County has submitted nearly $7.5 million in vendor payments on behalf of residents for overdue rent and utilities (electricity, gas, water and sewer, garbage removal, and energy costs ) that are not covered by the rent. The county has also allocated $3 million to Cooperative Christian Ministry to administer a similar program that pursues the same goal.

The county has received federal and state funding for the program under various COVID-19 relief programs. To receive funding, applicants must document their financial need related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once approved, funds are sent directly to the provider.

In addition to ERAP, Cabarrus County has dedicated more than $35 million to help meet Cabarrus County’s most critical needs and help small businesses recover from economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.

To learn more about the many government and non-profit resources available to help families in need, visit cabarruscounty.us and click on the Assistance and Services sheet.

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