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Council Approves Over $248,000 in Rent Relief Funds

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Council Approves Over $248,000 in Rent Relief Funds

COVD-19 Rent Relief ProgramThe Medford City Council awarded St. Vincent de Paul $248,691 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to provide rental assistance for some Medford residents.

The federal funds will be administered via telephone and are available to low and moderate-income Medford residents. To qualify, applicants must have a COVID-19 related hardship and show proof of lost income. The funds cannot be used to cover back rent.

For more information on this program and to apply, please call St. Vincent de Paul at 541-772-3828.

Funding St. Vincent de Paul's COVID-19 Rent Relief Program will help provide critical housing stabilization assistance to an estimated 84 households.

The federal funds used for this program were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City of Medford is an entitlement jurisdiction and receives annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development (HUD); and must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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