CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The federal government approved Cleveland County an emergency grant from the US Treasury Department that will provide more than $ 6.4 million to qualified tenants.
According to a county press release, the Board of County Commissioners instructed county employees to apply for grants for counties with more than 200,000 residents.
According to the press release, once the money has been received, the district officials will set up a fair distribution system.
Applications for rent support are not yet open.
Further information on the application will be published at a later date.
“We will speak when we are ready to take applications,” said Commissioner Rod Cleveland. “We don’t want anyone falling between the cracks because they didn’t know about it.”
District officials will establish a fair distribution system. Applications are not yet open.
A sign asking to stop evictions during the pandemic (Nexstar, file)
“We loved this opportunity to serve our county residents,” said Cleveland. “We hope it will be set up for applications by late spring or early summer. The program is designed to go directly to landlords on behalf of the tenants who need it most. “
The Consolidated Funds Act made the funds available to counties and cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants. The states receive funds for the disbursements to smaller companies.
According to the press release, households are entitled to rent relief due to unemployment or a reduction in household income and the risk of homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Federal guidelines for this aid are for the poorest of the poor to ensure that no tenant loses a home to COVID,” said Commissioner Darry Stacy. “This is good news for children, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations in our county.”
According to the press release, households already receiving federal aid will not be allowed to receive grants from the US Treasury Department, the press release said.
“It is crucial to help those hardest hit by the pandemic and the economic hardship it has created,” said Commissioner Harold Haralson. “I am grateful to Congressman Cole and Senators Lankford and Inhofe for helping bring this program to the county so that we can get the money where it needs to be as convenient as possible.”
Households can apply directly and landlords can apply for eligible households.
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