Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program

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NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Governor Tate Reeves has directed Mississippi’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funding from The U.S. Department of Treasury to be administered by Mississippi Home Corporation. The funding will expand the income limit eligibility to assist more Mississippians who have been impacted by COVID-19. We are in the process of setting up the program and will have it up and running soon. We encourage you to check back here often along with our social media pages for updates. You can also sign up to be placed on a waiting list below to receive a notification once the application portal has been opened. Eligibility requirements and other measures will apply.

NOTE: We encourage you to apply if you were previously ineligible for the Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funding.

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CURRENT PROGRAM

Rental Assistance for Mississippians program provides rental assistance to eligible Mississippians in need. MHC has partnered with MUTEH, Inc., Central MS Continuum of Care, and the Open Doors Homeless Coalition to administer the current $8 million program for the State of Mississippi to carry out Emergency Solutions Grant activities authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

RAMP offers homeless prevention services such as short-term rental assistance, rental arrears, and housing stability case management to eligible individuals and families.

The Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 (ESG-COVID) program created by the CARES Act funds is designed to prevent and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).  Individuals and families who have been laid off or have current income under 50% of area median income (AMI) and individuals who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance are eligible to receive funds.

Due to recent changes – an order of removal from the court is required for application and this rule will be in effect until the end of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC)  moratorium.

ESG PROGRAM PARTNERS

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