CDBG-CV for Emergency Housing Assistance

The Town of Carrboro plans to apply to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for $900,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated to the State.

These funds will be used for the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program administered by Orange County, which provides emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs to Town residents with low incomes and urgent need for housing assistance. If awarded the full $900,000 (the maximum grant amount), at least 90 percent of funds would be used as direct financial assistance to beneficiaries and no more than 10 percent would be used for administration of the program. Receiving these funds would provide significant benefit to low-income households in the Town of Carrboro by promoting housing stability and economic relief.

A draft of the Town of Carrboro's CDBG-CV application is available for review. 

To learn more about EHA, visit: https://orangecountync.gov/HousingAssistance

If granted, Orange County will be administering the EHA program and will follow their adopted Citizen Participation Plan linked here: http://orangecountync.gov/2336/HOME-Program