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Update: 12/8/20 - Need Financial Help with Housing Expenses and Other Urgent Financial Needs?

Apply for Housing Assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services

  • The Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department is offering assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities to residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.
  • To be eligible for the COVID Housing Assistance Program, you must be a resident of Buncombe County, have lost income due to COVID-19, and have an income limit at or below 200% of the poverty level ($52,400 for a family of 4).
  • You must also be behind on your rent, mortgage, or utilities and have a plan to pay your rent, mortgage, or utility expenses after the Program assists with the past due bills.
  • To see if your eligible, fill out the Inquiry Assistance Form or call (828) 250-5500 to be connected with a case work to start the application process

Apply for Rent, Utilities, Mortgage, Childcare, Medication or Transportation with Pisgah Legal Services Project Uplift

  • Apply for emergency assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure and support for utilities, childcare, transportation and medication if you were impacted by COVID-19.
  • Assistance is available in Buncombe, Madison, McDowell, Henderson, Transylvania, and Polk counties.
  • To be eligible, you must earn at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, which for a family of four is $52,400 a year or $4,367 a month. View income guidelines here.
  • Amount of assistance provided will depend on available funding, level of need, and number of applicants.
  • Learn more and apply online.

Update: 10/21/20 - Need Personalized Support Finding and Keeping a New Job + Financial Support?

Apply for Employment & Case Management Support through Project Uplift with Community Action Opportunities

  • Financial Assistance and Case Management Support is available to Buncombe county residents who have lost employment due to COVID-19 and are looking for full-time, living wage work and a new career.
  • This program provides short-term case management support for six months after participant gains employment and is available to those living at 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. View income guidelines here.
  • Money is available for participants to help obtain certifications, such as CDL, medical coding, etc.
  • Participants will be required to complete a course online, via phone, tablet, or laptop and include a combination of independent and group work.
  • See if you’re eligible and learn more about the program.
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