COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program for Administrators

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an individual or household seeking assistance with past-due rent or mortgage, please visit our COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Questions and Answers webpage to learn more.

Background on the Program

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance to prevent homelessness and help maintain housing stability of individuals and families impacted by the public health-related emergency. The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Fund is funded with federal dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The program will assist individuals and households that have been impacted by COVID-19 through unemployment, illness, or other COVID-19 related circumstances. Funds will be awarded to administrators to assist households that have a rent payment, mortgage payment, homeowner association dues, contract for​ deed payment, homeowner insurance payment, utility payment​ or other housing-related expenses incurred after March 1, 2020 that is past due. 

Important Dates

  • Applicants to administer the program will be notified of award decisions on or around Monday, August 10, 2020
  • We anticipate that a mandatory Due Diligence information session will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 for organizations awarded funds. More information about this webinar will be forthcoming.
  • Selected administrators will have one week to complete their Due Diligence and the submission deadline for materials is now scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, August 14, 2020.
  • Our goal is to publicly launch the program for individual and household applications the week of August 17, 2020.

Program Information for Grant Administrators

Reporting Documents

  • Reporting Timeline (coming soon)
  • Expenditure and Outputs report (coming soon)

Data Resources


If you have questions, please email Diane Elias.

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