HOPE Program

HOPE Program

The fastest way to apply

La forma más rápida de solicitar

Landlords can 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

Following a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal CDC eviction moratorium ended Aug. 26, 2021. Renters in the 88 counties served by HOPE are strongly encouraged to apply to the program now. 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.

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