Nashville Mayor John Cooper applied on behalf of Nashville and Davidson County to receive much needed funding through the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
The Metropolitan Action Commission will administer the emergency program for the county as a part of its HOPE (Housing, Opportunity, Partnership and Employment) Program. The housing assistance will help renters impacted by COVID-19 catch up on past due payments that are behind as much as 12 months.
Applicants throughout Davidson County needing assistance with rent and past due utilities may apply through a new application portal on hubNashville and the Metro Action Commission web sites beginning March 15.
To ensure the program prioritizes residents who are most urgently in need of assistance, the agency will implement the program in three phases:
- Phase 1 begins March 1:Residents currently facing filed evictions in the city's General Sessions Court
- Phase 2 begins March 8: Metro Action applicants who applied for multiple months of rental assistance but funds were depleted before their applications could be processed
- Phase 3 begins March 15: Applicants throughout Davidson County