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Posted on: June 15, 2020

REMINDER (6-15-20): State Funds Now Available to Help Low-Income Families Struggling Due to COVID-19

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs) have begun to receive flexible funds that can be used to help low-income individuals and families meet needs caused by the economic disruption of COVID-19.

These funds help eligible residents facing eviction with unmet rent and utility expenses.

"With the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s moratorium on evictions and utility shutoffs is the only thing keeping many families in safe and stable housing," said NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

"This flexible funding will allow our Community Action Agencies to continue to meet a wide array of needs in our communities, including helping families remain in their homes when the moratorium is lifted."

To be eligible for CSBG-funded services, individuals and families must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

To apply for help, contact your local Community Action Agency — https://www.ncdhhs.gov/csbg-contacts

JOHNSTON COUNTY CONTACT INFO:

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc.

Physical Address:
1102 Massey Street
Smithfield, NC 27577-4951

Mailing Address:
Post Office Drawer 711
Smithfield, NC 27577-0711

919-934-2145

FAX: 919-934-6231