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

If you are concerned about possible eviction while waiting to receive HOPE Program assistance, Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 206 extended the state eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The executive order protects renters in North Carolina from eviction due to non-payment of rent and supports the federal CDC Eviction Moratorium that is in effect through July 31, 2021. To protect yourself from eviction, you should follow the instructions linked below to complete the CDC form and provide it to your landlord.

How to Complete the CDC Eviction Moratorium Tenant Declaration Form
Download the CDC Eviction Moratorium Tenant Declaration Form

If you have already followed the steps outlined above and your landlord is still attempting to evict you, please contact Legal Aid of NC at 1-866-219-5262 for assistance.

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