Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program
NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Governor Tate Reeves has directed the use of $38 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to Mississippi Home Corporation which will be used to provide additional rental assistance under the Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP). The additional funds will expand the income limit eligibility to assist more Mississippians in need. We are in the process of determining how this new funding will be structured and encourage you to frequently check our website and social media for additional details as we roll out the program. Eligibility requirements and other measures will apply.
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.