Do you live in Baldwin County?

Are you struggling to get caught up on or pay future rent?

 

Baldwin County is launching the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide emergency rental assistance to residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 133). This relief package includes $25 billion for emergency rental assistance, of which $6.6 million has been allocated to the county of Baldwin to provide assistance within the 14 municipalities.

Both landlords and renters may apply. The program can provide assistance for past-due rent and forward rent payments for applicants.

What does the program cover?

Past Due Rent
Late Fees
Forward Rent

Past-due rent dating
back to as early as
April 1, 2020

Late fees for overdue rent

up to $300

Forward rent paid in
increments of up to
three months
 

Program Goals

Keep people housed during

the COVID-19 pandemic by

preventing evictions for

failure to pay rent

Serve the maximum

number of households

Compensate landlords
for unpaid rent during
COVID-19 eviction moratoria