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Rental Assistance Program (R.A.P.)

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and learn more about our Rental Assistance Program (R.A.P.). Before you continue to the application, here is some additional information about how the assistance works:

  • Applying does not mean you’ve been accepted. All applications will be reviewed by a case manager, and additional information and documents may be requested.

  • We are only able to help pay 33.3% of your monthly rent. The program works as a reimbursement for the rent you have already paid.

  • Funds through our current grant can only be distributed to residents of New Hanover County.

  • Assistance is limited to a 6-month period.

  • Successful applicants will be either current in their rent or no more than one month behind.

  • The grant that funds this assistance is a Workforce Grant, which means successful candidates must be currently employed with a verifiable annual income that falls in between 60% to 120%  of the average income for New Hanover County families  

As part of the acceptance process, applicants agree to actively participate in financial planning discussions with an R.A.P. case manager on a monthly basis.

If you meet the above qualifications, please click on the link below and continue to the application.

APPLICATION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & UNDERSTANDING

Applicants will be accepted based on the following requirements:

  • Applicants must reside in New Hanover County

  • This program is geared for the Workforce population; meaning applicant must be currently employed and making a verifiable annual income that falls in between 60% to 120%  of the average income for New Hanover County families  

  • Applicants rent must fall within the HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) rate guidelines

  • If approved, the RAP assist with a portion (up to 33.3%) of  monthly rent on a reimbursement basis. Participant must pay their portion of rent on time.

  • Assistance is for a maximum of 6 months

  • Supporting documents are required

  • Rent status is current or not more than one month past due

  • Hardship must be clearly defined (a minimum of 1000 characters)

  • All fields must be completed to qualify

  • Applications are being accepted from 8:00am on July 18th and ends 11:59 pm July 21st.

  • Our next application roll-out date will be Fall/Winter 2024.

As part of the acceptance process, applicants agree to actively participate in financial planning discussions with an R.A.P. case manager on a monthly basis.

If you meet the above qualifications, please click the "Begin Application" button below.

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