Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program

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March 1, 2021 Updates

  • The HOPE Program is not accepting new applications at this time, but rent and utility payments for current eligible applicants continue to be processed.
  • New federal COVID-19 relief funds are being used to fund an additional rent and utility assistance program. Details are being finalized and will be announced on this website.
  • Current applicants who have not received an award should make sure they have submitted all required documents through the online Applicant Portal.
  • Applicants should contact their assigned HOPE Program specialist with any questions.
  • Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 191 extended the eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021.

About the Program

The HOPE Program is administered by the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency in the state Department of Public Safety. Funded by 2020 federal emergency coronavirus relief funds, the program promotes housing stability during the pandemic by providing rent and utility assistance to prevent evictions and utility disconnections. United Way of North Carolina and NC 211 provide call center support for the HOPE Program but do not manage the program.

Preventing Eviction

If you are concerned about possible eviction while waiting to receive rent assistance, you should provide the HOPE Program eligibility letters to your landlord. These letters were sent to you via email and confirm that you have been found initially eligible for HOPE Program assistance. You may also complete the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Eviction Moratorium Tenant Declaration form and give it to your landlord.

Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 191 extended the eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. The executive order protects renters in North Carolina from eviction due to non-payment of rent and supports the federal CDC Eviction Moratorium that is in effect through March 31, 2021. To protect yourself from eviction, you should follow the instructions linked below to complete the CDC form and provide it to your landlord. If you have already followed those steps and your landlord is still attempting to evict you, please contact Legal Aid of NC at 1-866-219-5262 or visit www.legalaidnc.org for assistance.

How to Complete the CDC Eviction Moratorium Tenant Declaration Form

Download the CDC Eviction Moratorium Tenant Declaration Form

NC Eviction Moratorium FAQs

Additional Rent and Utility Assistance Resources

The local programs listed below also provide rent and utility assistance. The NC 211 Resource database may also have a local program that can help you. In addition, you should check with local churches or community organizations to see if they have assistance available.

  • Wake County residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at housewake.org/.
  • Mecklenburg County residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at rampclt.com
  • Greensboro residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at Greensboro Housing Coalition.
  • Wilmington residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at Good Shepherd Wilmington Eviction Prevention Project.
  • Asheville residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at org and www.homewardboundwnc.org.
  • Chapel Hill residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at gov/HousingAssistance.
  • High Point residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you by calling (336) 883-3111.
  • Hickory residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you at ccmhickory.org.
  • Cabarrus County residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you. at concordnc.gov/Departments/Housing.
  • Burlington residents: find out about assistance that may be available to you by calling (336) 222-5070.

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Office of State Budget and Management CRF Fraud Complaint Form

HUD Office of the Inspector General CDBG-CV Fraud Complaint Hotline

Treasury Office of the Inspector General CRF Fraud Complaint Hotline

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. To request assistance with accessibility of this website, please call 2-1-1.

United Way’s NC 211 provides this HOPE Program Application webpage as part of a contract with the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency. NC 211’s privacy policies as it relates to this webpage can be found here.