How will housing assistance payments be paid?

for COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program (CHAP)

Written By Penny C (Administrator)

Updated at December 8th, 2020

If an individual or household has a qualifying expense, funds are paid directly to the following:
  • Landlord or leasing agent for a rental unit;
  • Servicer for a mortgage or the entity who owns the mortgage for a homeowner;
  • Contract for deed vendor or seller;
  • Utility company;
  • Manufactured home park owner; or
  • Any other identified entity to which payment for the direct financial assistance is owed.

As of December 8, 2020, the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications or new assistance requests. 

The COVID-19 Assistance Program is funded by federal dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and this funding expires on December 31, 2020. Local administrators need the rest of December to review and process as many applications as possible.

Local program administrators continue to process applications in January 2021.  (Applications being processed in January 2021, met submission deadlines in December 2020.)

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