On Monday, July 6th, the city of Peoria will launch a Household Assistance Program to provide rent and mortgage aid to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $300,000 has been dedicated to the Household Assistance Program to provide up to three months of mortgage or rental assistance, up to $5,000 per household.
The Household Assistance Program offers financial help to residents who are delinquent on their rent, mortgage, or utility payments. The program was funded through the federal CARES Act that awarded the city of Peoria with $1.6 million dollars in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding to assist in the response to COVID-19. Money from the federal CARES Act was also allocated to provide assistance programs for small businesses and not-for-profit agencies.
The application period begins at 8:00 AM on July 6th and ends at 3:00 PM on July 17th. Applicants will be asked for basic contact information to enter a lottery held on Tuesday, July 21th at 10:00 AM. Applicants do not need to be present to be selected, but if selected by the lottery, applicants will need to complete additional income and household information to receive assistance. Applicants must be at or below 80% of the median area income by household size. The selected applicants will be contacted by City staff and a list of the lottery order will be available at www.appreciatepeoria.com.
An online training session will be posted to www.appreciatepeoria.com/covid19-assistance on July 6th guiding applicants through the lottery entry.
For more information on program eligibility and the application, please visit www.appreciatepeoria.com/covid19-assistance. Please email [email protected] with any questions about the Household Assistance Program.