Henry County offering rental assistance in COVID-19 relief

Henry County offering rental and utility assistance for those who have lost income because of COVID-19.
Henry County offering rental and utility assistance for those who have lost income because of COVID-19.

Henry County has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program for residents struggling to pay rent and utilities.

Assistance, which is available for both landlords and tenants, includes help paying for utilities such as gas, water/sewer, electricity and Internet, the county says. Security deposits for individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19 also are available.

To qualify for the program, applicants need to show an inability to pay the full or a portion of past due rent and utilities, inability to pay security deposit as a result of loss of income or hospitalization from COVID-19 or a diagnosis of having the disease. Applicants also must have qualified for unemployment benefits as a result of the coronavirus.

For information visit www.henryerap.org. County residents may also email contact@henryerap.org or call (855) 436-7926.

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