There’s Still $15 Billion Worth of Rental Assistance Still Available
Here’s another reminder that rental assistance is still here and you can get your hands on it. It’s easy and I’m going to tell you how to apply for each of these because there are different ones available.
Most likely in YOUR state, even if I don’t cover it today!
First of all, if you’re a Hurricane Ida survivor, you probably qualify for rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Basically, FEMA pays your rent for this temporary housing situation, like a security deposit and your monthly rent itself.
This will be for a place other than your home that was damaged from Ida. Again, this will be for your “temporary” home.
This could be a house, apartment or hotel and FEMA would cover the essential utilities like electricity and water. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will base the amount on fair market rates for your area.
This rental assistance program could be an ongoing thing. It just depends on ongoing need if suitable housing is still unavailable. Want to continue your rental assistance? Hold onto your receipts for three years.
According to FEMA, this is what you need to be eligible:
To be eligible for continued rental assistance, you must meet the following conditions:
- You used your rental assistance on rent.
- You are unable to return home because it cannot be accessed or is not suitable to live in due to the disaster.
- You do not have money for housing without assistance.
- You are not receiving temporary housing help from any other source.
- You provide the status of your permanent housing plan.
- The completed application will require these supporting documents:
- Pre-disaster and current household income status.
- Copies of pre-disaster lease, utility bills, and renter’s insurance information.
- Copy of the lease or rental agreement signed by you and the landlord.
- Rent receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing the rental assistance was…