Salisbury NHS Facilitates New Rental Assistance Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marketing Officer, Amanda Smith
Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
More Assistance for Delinquent Rent and Utilities is Now Available for City of Salisbury Residents
SALISBURY, MD – February 25, 2020 – City of Salisbury residents can now apply for funding to help with delinquent utility bills in conjunction with needing rental assistance. Approximately $90,000.00 is available through the City of Salisbury Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CV3 Program.
First and foremost, applicants must be able to provide a COVID-19 related reason for income loss. Other qualifications include the rental unit is within the city limits of Salisbury and tenant(s) must have a signed and current lease. Tenants cannot have been pursued for eviction prior to March 16, 2020. To apply for utility funding, the applicant must also be behind on their rent. A complete application and list of supporting documents must be provided for consideration.
Executive Director, Cheryl Meadows says “The need for rental assistance has existed for people since the start of the pandemic, however we are now seeing an increase in requests to help pay past due utility bills as well. This round of funding through the City will help keep the lights on and water running. I am hopeful that this opportunity will ultimately reduce the amount of people experiencing housing instability.”
At this time, funding is still available and can be used for up to 6 months payment of delinquent rent and up to $1,500.00 total per household towards utilities. Assistance is being issued on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties can contact the SNHS office at 410.543.4626 for application and eligibility requirements.
About Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services
Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Service (SNHS) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving targeted neighborhoods and populations in the City of Salisbury Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Its mission is to cultivate sustainable neighborhoods with partnerships and lending that inspires self-reliance, growth and optimism. For more information about SNHS, visit www.salisburynhs.org or call 410.543.4626.