Greene County Commission Obtains $8 Million for Rental Assistance

The Greene County Commission announced they will be working with partner organizations to distribute nearly $8,700,000 in funds to help rental costs for residents who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

County officials discovered the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in early January 2021 and in less than a week contacted Community Agencies familiar with the program and applied for funds. The funds had been finalized and received by the County on January 25.

The County’s partners in this program will be:

  • OACAC
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service
  • Catholic Charities
  • Council of Churches of the Ozarks
  • Salvation Army

The Commission’s approval of allocations will allow partners to commit to agreements with sub-partners, and begin hiring and training for staff necessary to carry out their programs.

The goal of the County and their partners will be to open the appointment and application process in the first week of March. The estimated number of households that will benefit from the program is just over 2,100.

Not all of the funds given to the county have been disbursed, leaving the Commission the opportunity to work with another organization in the future. All funds must be spent before the end of September 2021.

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