Residents can receive financial assistance for back rent and/or utility bills owed since April 2020, in addition to assistance for the current month, for up to a maximum of 18 months.
If you continue to experience economic hardships after the initial agreement period, you may apply for additional financial assistance. Program staff will work with you to develop a plan to access additional services and mainstream benefits you may be eligible for. Following the initial three-month period, if additional periods of support are approved, House Wake! will continue to pay 100% rent and utility payments for households under 50% area median income (AMI). Tenants earning over 50% AMI will have an added requirement to begin paying 30% of their income toward rent and utilities upon recertification. If your utilities are included in rent, you will pay 30% of your income toward rent and House Wake! will pay the remaining balance. If utilities are not included in your rent, you will pay 30% of your income toward rent and the program will pay the remaining balance and continue to pay 100% of allowable utility expenses.
For utility-only applicants, House Wake! will pay 100% of approved utility payments regardless of your income.
All approved applicants will have their options discussed and an agreement made that fits their circumstances. All additional periods of assistance are dependent on available funding. Provided assistance cannot exceed 18 months.