Fayetteville Rent Assistance Program
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC – Fayetteville and Cumberland County need more people to apply for the Rent Assistance Program, or HBP.
What would you like to know
There is $ 10 million available for people who need help paying their rent and utilities
You must be a resident of Fayetteville or Cumberland County to apply
One or more people in the household must have been eligible for unemployment benefits or have suffered a reduction in household income, have incurred significant costs or have experienced other financial difficulties due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID pandemic -19
The town of Fayetteville and Cumberland County received US bailout funds from the US Department of the Treasury to launch the RAP.
The PAR provides assistance to households who are unable to pay their rent or utilities due to economic constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
âWe have all been affected to some extent over the past year by COVID,â said Alex Baker, community relations manager for the town of Fayetteville. âMaybe you had to stay home with the kids because the school was closed and you didn’t have daycare. Maybe you needed to stay home and self-isolate or quarantine.â
There is $ 10 million available for RAP. You must be a resident of Fayetteville or Cumberland County to apply, and one or more people in your home must have been affected by COVID-19 in some way.
Baker says the city’s goal is to donate $ 6.5 million to the community by the end of September.
âWe think there is a huge need,â Baker said. “We know that we are in a service market where most people work in the service industry, and therefore, we believe that we can spend that money in our community and make it profitable in our community.”