Residents of Hinds County in need of rental assistance asked to apply quickly

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Residents who live in Hinds County and are in need of rental assistance are encouraged to apply while there is money left to circulate. Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson has partnered with local pastors to let families living in Hinds County know that there are millions. dollars available to the county to help pay the rent. “To date, they’ve only helped about 53 families, so we have $ 5 million left in the pot and we have tons of renting households that need that help,” Johnson said. at a series of information sessions in churches and community centers, families are helped fill out the necessary paperwork or apply online. “What we are trying to do is meet the community where they are located. ., that means coming to them, doing door-to-door person-to-person outreach, and that is done through your church and faith community. I think the money stays there because we didn’t do a good job letting people know the funds are there and what they need to do to qualify, “Johnson said. CDC’s moratorium on evictions ending at the end of the month, Johnson said you don’t need to be late to know r your rent to qualify if you live in Hinds County and have been affected by COVID-19. She said you can get rent assistance for up to three months. “I know a lot of people in District Two and all over Hinds County, single mothers, single households who have had to cut back their hours so that their paychecks aren’t what they are. This type of financial assistance will go a long way in going to school and especially in the fall. Every little bit counts, ”Johnson said. “People who have not been able to pay their rent overall, have not been able to do so through no fault of their own,” said David Dworkin of the National Housing Conference. The next information session will be Wednesday at St. John MB Church at 6 p.m.

Residents who live in Hinds County and are in need of rental assistance are welcome to apply as long as there is money left for everyone.

Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson has partnered with local pastors to let families living in Hinds County know that the county has millions of dollars to fund rent.

“To date, they’ve only helped about 53 families, so we have $ 5 million left in the pot and we have tons of renting households that need that help,” Johnson said.

Through a series of information sessions at churches and community centers, families are helped to complete the necessary paperwork or apply online.

“What we are trying to do is meet the community where they are, which is to come to them, go door to door in person to person, and that is done by ‘through your church and faith community. I think the money is there. because we haven’t done a good job of informing people that the funds are available and what they need to do to qualify Johnson said.

With the CDC’s moratorium on evictions ending at the end of the month, Johnson said you don’t have to be behind on your rent to qualify if you live in Hinds County and have been affected by COVID -19. She said you can get rent assistance for up to three months.

“I know a lot of people in District Two and all over Hinds County, single mothers, single households who have had to cut back their hours to make their paychecks not what they are. This type of financial assistance will go a long way in going to school and especially in the fall. Every little bit counts, ”Johnson said.

“The people who couldn’t pay their rent overall were unable to do it through no fault of their own,” said David Dworkin of the National Housing Conference.

The next information session will be Wednesday at St. John MB Church at 6:00 pm.


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