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The HOPE Program is now accepting applications in 88 North Carolina counties. There are also 12 counties that are managing local pandemic-related rent and utility assistance programs. If you are a renter in one of these 12 counties, you should apply to the local program instead of the HOPE Program. Information about local programs is shown below.

In addition, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Coharie Tribe, Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe are offering rent and assistance programs for tribal members financially impacted by the pandemic. If you a registered member of one of these tribes, you should apply to your tribal government’s program instead of the HOPE Program.

County Government Programs

Buncombe County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
828-250-5500

Cabarrus County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
704-920-1400, option 4, then option 6

Cumberland County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
888-495-7710

Durham County and City of Durham
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
919-560-8000, option 7

Forsyth County and City of Winston-Salem
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
855-838-6776

Gaston County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
704-862-7901

Guilford County
Guilford CARES
336-641-3000

Johnston County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
844-243-7081

Mecklenburg County and City of Charlotte
COVID -19 Rent and Mortgage Program
980-406-7509

New Hanover County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
910-798-3650

Union County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
980-246-8181

Wake County and City of Raleigh
House Wake! COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program
919-899-9911

Tribal Government Programs

Other Rent and Utility Assistance

In addition to the programs listed above, there are nonprofit organizations and churches in some areas that can assist with rent and utilities. NC 211 may also have information on a local program that can help you. 

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