CARES Act Funding for Housing

Relief through the CARES Act

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COVID-19 Mortgage and Rental Payment Assistance HUD Funding

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. 

Authorized through the CARES Act, the City of Raleigh received a total of $9,003,938 in special supplemental allocations of CDBG-CV (Community Development Block Grant) and ESG-CV (Emergency Solutions Grant) funds for housing initiatives. 

COVID-19 Mortgage and Rental Payment Assistance

Families and people who make less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or are homeless could qualify for help finding housing and making a rent or mortgage payment. Learn more

HUD Funding

The City amended 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. 
View the Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

CDBG: Community Development Block Grant

Raleigh has received federal funding to assist low-moderate income households in this challenging time. The City awarded $4,550,487 in CDBG-CV funds to nonprofits providing emergency rental assistance, eviction prevention, foreclosure mitigation counseling, emergency shelter operations and improvements, public facilities improvements, laundry/shower facilities for persons experiencing homelessness, emergency after-care shelter for homeless patients with COVID-19, and coordinated access support.

ESG: Emergency Solutions Grant 

A total of $4,453,451 in ESG-CV funds were awarded to nonprofits providing emergency shelter, rapid-rehousing, homelessness prevention, street outreach, and HMIS administration to assist those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  



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CARES Act Mortgage and Rental Payment Help