CARES Act Funding for Housing

Relief through the CARES Act

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COVID-19 Mortgage and Rental Payment Assistance HUD Funding CDBG

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. 

Raleigh has applied for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) funds while also partnering with area organizations to bring some rental and mortgage payment relied during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 Mortgage and Rental Payment Assistance

Families and people who make less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or are homeless may qualify for help finding housing and making a rent or mortgage payment. Find out if you qualify and who to apply. 

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HUD Funding

In response to COVID-19, U.S. Congress has authorized the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to entitlement communities such as Raleigh. As required, the City is amending its FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan and the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan to incorporate the additional CARES Act ESG-CV and CDBG-CV funding as shown in the link below:

DRAFT Amendment to 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan


The City has received federal funding to assist low-moderate income households in this challenging time. The City of Raleigh’s Housing & Neighborhoods Department desires to engage qualified tax-exempt non-profits to assist with the COVID-19 crisis.  

Specifically, the City has received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

On May 5, 2020 Staff provided a proposal to address Raleigh’s COVID-19 needs with additional HUD funding recently made available with ESG and CDBG funds. For more information view the notice.  The public comment period has ended.



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CARES Act Mortgage and Rental Payment Help