HOPE Program

HOPE Program

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. 

Application Period Closed Dec. 17, 2021

For questions or help with the Self-Service Applicant Portal, call 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday. 
HOPE Call Center: (888) 927-5467

Eviction Prevention

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. Additional help for renters is available through the HUD Rental Housing Counseling and Eviction Prevention Program, including contact information for local housing counselors.

Legal Aid of North Carolina Housing Helpline

Who We Serve

The HOPE Program serves renters who meet certain eligibility requirements in 88 North Carolina counties. In addition to the HOPE Program, 12 local governments and five Native American tribes received federal funding to administer their own emergency rental assistance programs. 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.

Other Assistance Programs

In addition to HOPE and local and tribal government programs shown on the interactive map, there are organizations and agencies statewide that offer help with rent, utilities and other critical needs.  

Additional Rent and Utility Assistance Programs

Connect with the NC HOPE Program: