Renters in Adams County may now be eligible for financial assistance if they've been affected by COVID-19.
The county's Emergency Rental Assistance Program launched Wednesday and aims to help renters who are either behind on rent and utility payments, or need help making future payments, according to a release.
"In the past year, too many renters have felt the pinch of having to decide whether to pay their rent on time or put food on the table for their families," said Chair of Adams County Board of County Commissioners Eva Henry in a release.
"This program can help renters better position themselves financially as we all move closer to putting this pandemic behind us."
In order to eligible for the assistance, you must meet the following criteria:
- They qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, have incurred significant costs, or have experienced financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to COVID-19
- Are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
- Rent a home in Adams County (excluding the City of Aurora)
- Have a household income at or below 80% of the area median income.
Adams County residents who live in Aurora must apply for assistance through the city's website.
For more information about the program head to Adams County ERA Program website by clicking here.