Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program
The RAMP program is now closed to new re-certifications and applications. Existing applications and re-certifications already in the system will continue to be processed by the date on which they were completed.
**ALL APPLICATIONS AND RECERTIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO FUNDING AVAILABILITY.**
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Please understand that each time you click the check recertification status button below, it slows the process down on your file.
Emergency Prioritization Policy
In addition to prioritizing assistance for households with income less than 50 percent of the area median income or households with one or more individuals that have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding the date of application, the RAMP-ERA Program may prioritize applications where the RAMP-ERA Program has been notified a tenant applicant is in imminent danger of being evicted or experiencing a utility disconnection. Upon such notice from a tenant applicant, utility provider, landlord, government official, or community outreach agency, the RAMP-ERA Program, in its sole discretion, may take efforts to escalate review and expedite payment if the threatened eviction or disconnection may occur within ten (10) days. The RAMP-ERA Program may request documentation proof of the threatened eviction or utility disconnection (i.e. court summons, eviction notice, disconnect notice). In the event the RAMP-ERA Program determines the eviction or disconnection concerns claimed are not legitimate, prioritization will not occur. This Policy allows the RAMP-ERA Program to further its ultimate goal of assisting vulnerable populations to maintain their home and basic utilities.