HOPE Program

HOPE Program


Landlords can now refer their tenants for rental assistance.

The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program (HOPE) provides rent and utility assistance to low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. The program helps prevent evictions and utility disconnections to promote housing stability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you have questions or need help applying, program representatives are available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HOPE Call Center: (888) 927-5467

About HOPE

Find Your Program

The HOPE Program serves renters who meet certain eligibility requirements in 88 North Carolina counties. If you live outside the area served by HOPE, or are a registered member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Coharie Tribe, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe, you should apply to your local or tribal rent and utility assistance program. Visit the HOPE Interactive Map to find the program that serves your area. 

HOPE Interactive Map

How to Apply

Eviction Protection

On Aug. 3, 2021 a new federal order temporarily halting evictions was issued for areas in the United States with heightened levels of community transmission of COVID-19. The order will remain in effect through Oct. 3, 2021. North Carolina officials are determining how the order will impact the state. More information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

CDC Announcement of New Eviction Order

Temporary Protection from Eviction Forms for Renters

Read the Aug. 3 CDC Eviction Order

If you are concerned about eviction or your landlord has already started eviction proceedings, please contact Legal Aid of NC at 1-866-219-5262 for assistance.

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