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Apply for up to $2,000 in COVID-19 assistance for rent/mortgage/utilities starting Oct. 27

October 20, 2020 – News

Individuals and households in Juneau that have been financially harmed by the pandemic can soon apply for some relief through the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program. Following a recommendation by the Economic Stabilization Task Force, the Juneau Assembly recently appropriated $3 million of federal CARES Act funding to help qualifying households pay for mortgage, rent, and utilities, including heating and fuel. Catholic Community Service is administering the program. Applications will be available here starting 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27.

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program allows an individual or household to apply for up to $2,000 in housing assistance – up to $1,500 for rent or mortgage, and/or up to $500 for utility bills. Only one application per household will be accepted. The application period opens 8 a.m. October 27 through December 12. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted, or until December 30, 2020.

To qualify for COVID-19 Housing Assistance, you must:

  • Rent or own housing within Juneau (and live in the residence you are applying for)
  • Provide a description of your financial hardship due to COVID-19
  • Currently have income at or under $94,240 per household
  • Provide sufficient proof of qualifying costs during Aug. – Dec. 2020

Starting October 27, find the application at www.ccsak.org/CBJgrant, or pick one up at City Hall or any Juneau Public Library location.

For more information, contact Catholic Community Service 463-6100 (option 1), email CBJgrant@ccsak.org, or go to www.ccsak.org/CBJgrant.