Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides $200M in Rental Assistance for Mississippi


A number of important supports for families and businesses were approved in the second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 which passed in December 2020.  Below are a few targeted programs that churches and ministries may find helpful in sharing as part of our outreach efforts.

Administry Update.  To view David Stotts's February 26, 2021 email update click here.
Rental Assistance Applications Open March 29, 2021.  To read the March 29, 2021 press release click here.  Mississippi has received $200 million to help people with rent and utility payments dating back to March 2020.  Please note that individual or family eligibility must be at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) set by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) in order to qualify.  To determine if you meet the income limits in your county in Mississippi click here. To sign up for one of these programs click here.
Facing Eviction?  Anyone needing assistance when facing eviction should contact the Mississippi Center for Justice Hotline at 228-702-9983 or the University of Mississippi Law School Housing Clinic at 662.915.3493.  The Kentucky Equal Justice Center developed a tool that allows people facing eviction to fill out and sign a notification document online and email it to their landlord. Click here to use the tool.
Community Service Providers.  The following community service providers may be able to help with certain housing-related issues.

Related Content.  To view detailed information about a number of other programs related to the Covid-19 CARES Act like the Payroll Protection Program and loan forgiveness click here.

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